Psalm 115 is the one we read today in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan. Here is the entire Psalm so that we can look more closely at some of these verses:
I love that verses 4-8 expose the idolatry of all those who worship things instead of the Most High God! We say how ridiculous it is that these Old Covenant people would cut wood for building homes and furniture. Then they would use some of it to burn for fuel for cooking and for warmth. Then they would take a big chunk of what was left and form an idol, cover it with gold, and then fall down before it in worship, expecting this man-made ridiculousness to bless them and protect them (Isaiah 44:6-20)! BUT, when we put anyone or anything before the Most High God, we might just as well do the same! FOOLISHNESS! STUPIDITY! There is ONE God and we are to worship HIM! AMEN! Verses 13-16 above tell us what benefit and blessing there is in worshipping HIM! And in those verses we see that HE has given US the authority and the responsibility to manage the earth! Meditate prayerfully on that and see what Holy Spirit tells YOU about it, and about how YOU can better carry it out! Then verse 1 tells us that all praise, thanksgiving and worship belong to HIM, and NOT to any of us! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with a song that says that very thing! "Love So Great":
Shalom in Him!