Bless The Lord, O My Soul

wise men“The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.” – Psalms 103:19

What a wonderful reminder. God, who always was and always will be, the creator of heaven and earth, with all power, authority, dominion, and might chose to leave His thrown for a manger. The lamb of God, born in a manger among the sheep, the bread of life, laid in a feed trough, the Son of God, honored by wisemen, angels, and the very heavens itself, yet hunted and hated by fools.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government (rule/dominion) shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6

“Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.” – 1 Peter 3:22

How small our problems become when we meditate on the majesty of our God and the depths of His love for us. How easily we forget who and what He really is, this Jesus that we serve. He is love and justice, truth and wisdom, power and majesty, the lion and the lamb. He chose to leave His heavenly throne and come down to earth in the greatest expression of humility, true leadership, and love that the world has ever known. He chose to be born in a barn, live among men, pour out His compassion upon the poor, sick, and afflicted, suffer hate, slander, ridicule, and torment, willingly lay down His life being beaten, stripped naked, mocked, and crucified all to win our hearts that we might choose to be joined unto Him becoming partakers of the great power of His Kingdom and Dominion, that we can be freed from the minuscule power of satan’s.

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,” – Ephesians 1:17-22

So often we get caught up in the petty problems of this world, looking so closely at our current situations that we loose sight of the big picture. Our life is not about this life, it’s not about setting ourselves up for the best job, house, social status, reputation, and so on. It’s about the next one, and helping others realize the same. One day we will all find ourselves in glory and none of the worries of this life will matter, none of the prides, lust, earthly desires will amount to anything. Rather or not you had the newest phone or gadget, the best car, the most prestigious title, none of that will count for anything, not even to you. The only thing that will matter on that day is how we humbled ourselves and served the God that came here and humbled Himself to serve us, that on the day of judgement we would all be without excuse, and how we helped others do the same.

O the love and selflessness of our God to leave His throne to save a wretch like me and bring me into His glorious Kingdom with all dominion, power, and authority. Let us step back and be reminded of all that He is, all that He’s done, and all that is to come. We are so blessed by Him. Let me be counted among wisemen, seeking diligently to bless Him back.

“As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.” – Psalms 103:15-22

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