1 The mighty one, God the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth.
3 Our God comes and does not keep silence,
before him is a devouring fire,
and a mighty tempest all around him.
4 He calls to the heavens above
and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 “Gather to me my faithful ones,
who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
6 The heavens declare his righteousness,
for God himself is judge. Selah
7 “Hear, O my people, and I will speak,
O Israel, I will testify against you.
I am God, your God.
14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and pay your vows to the Most High.
15 Call on me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to recite my statutes,
or take my covenant on your lips?
17 For you hate discipline,
and you cast my words behind you.
18 You make friends with a thief when you see one,
and you keep company with adulterers.
19 “You give your mouth free rein for evil,
and your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your kin;
you slander your own mother’s child.
21 These things you have done and I have been silent;
you thought that I was one just like yourself.
But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.
22 “Mark this, then, you who forget God,
or I will tear you apart, and there will be no one to deliver.
23 Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honor me;
to those who go the right way
I will show the salvation of God.”
God speaks to all human beings The Creator God and the Redeemer God Invites all of us to give His love.
“Gather together my own people who by their sacrifice upon my altar have promised to obey me.”
God wants to have a good relationship with us. “Give a gift of thanks on the altar to God. And pay your promises to the Most High. Call on Me in the day of trouble. I will take you out of trouble, and you will honor Me.”
The Righteous God tells us about His judgements against people who do evils. “How can you declare my commands, and talk about my covenant? For you hate instruction and reject my words.”
But God confirms His promise To his people who follow His will. “True worshipers, Those who walk my paths will receive salvation from the Lord.”
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16
Almighty God, we humbly come to you. Teach us your way and show us your will. We will follow your guidance to glorify your name And to build up your Kingdom with you. Thank you for your amazing love. Amen
God will guide you today.