Dear Pastor, Preacher, or Bible Teacher –
I hope you had a blessed weekend of serving Jesus, His people, and a needy world. For some of you, it was an exhilarating time; for others, there were more than a few discouragements. Whether it was an easy or a difficult ministry weekend for you, I pray God will bless, refresh, and empower to keep going and growing in serving Jesus Christ.
Here is a brief thought from Psalm 36:5-6 for you to consider today:
Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the great mountains;
Your judgments are a great deep;
O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
Today, take some time to remember just how great, how mighty, how wonderful the God you serve is. David understood it in Psalm 36. After spending the first four verses of Psalm 36 writing about wicked men in all their wickedness, David turned his mind to more pleasant thoughts.
We can picture David standing on a height overlooking the land of Israel – maybe even on Mount Arbel. As David looked up into the blue sky, he said: Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens.
Then he saw beautiful clouds drifting through the sky and said, Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
He turned his eyes north and saw Mount Hermon in the distance, and sang Your righteousness is like the great mountains.
Then he looked down at the beautiful Sea of Galilee and said, Your judgments are a great deep.
Finally, some well-fed rabbits eating grass caught his eye, and he thought about how God provides for all His creatures: O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
When David thought of the mercy, the faithfulness, the righteousness, and the judgments of God, he could only describe these attributes of God with the biggest things he could think of – the heavens, the clouds that fill the sky, the great mountains, and the great deep of the sea.
I don’t think there really are any great servants of God. We are all just serving Him in whatever way He gives and gifts us to do. It’s easy to think of ourselves more highly than we should!
But I do know this: we serve a great God. That in itself makes our work great! Be assured, there are no small servants before such a great God.
Blessings to You in Jesus’ Name – David Guzik