Psalms 36:7 says, How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Psalms chapter 36 teaches us the sinfulness of man and the holiness of God. How is it that man who is sinful, depraved, hardened in his heart against the truth of the Word of God, and filled with a mind of every evil imagining contrary to the righteousness of Christ, can be brought out of such darkness into the light of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ?
Jude 21-23 says, Keep yourselves in the Love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some having compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
There is no passion like the passion of Christ. Philippians 2:6-8 says, Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death the cross.
There is no zeal like the lovingkindness of God. By fear and by compassion, by the power of the Word of God can sinful man enter into the mercy and the righteousness of God. The more that a person learns about and experiences the lovingkindess of God the more that person will trust in God.
Jeremiah 17:5-6 says, Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
All good things come from God because God is good. The challenge of life each day is to take the circumstances of your life and to interpret them correctly. The rain falls on the just and the unjust. Such is the nature of this world. But all good things come from God. Those who never learn of the righteousness of God or of the lovingkindness of God as revealed in Jesus Christ do not do so because they make the mistake of choosing to trust in man instead of God and therefore they shall not see when good cometh.
Jesus said in Matthew 23:37, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the LORD.
How excelling is the lovingkindness of Christ! How fervent is the passion of God. Jesus desires to pluck every brand from the fire. That is why Christ died on the cross for the sins of all men! If only men would repent. Receiving the forgiveness of sins that is found in Jesus Christ is only the beginning. Each day is an opportunity to both learn from Gods Word and from the circumstances of your life just how great the lovingkindness of God is. God has grace to save. And God has serving grace to give unto his children each day so that they might accomplish his will in this world which is filled with darkness.
Psalms 36:7 says, How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. Remember that the word excellent means, a precious stone. Jesus is the precious stone. With great zeal Jesus loves taking care of and providing for his children so that they might be able to serve him each day. This is the way life was meant to be lived. By the end of each day you should love God more than you did at the beginning of the day.
Psalms 36:8-9 says, They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the rivers of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. Notice these phrases: abundantly satisfied, fatness of thy house and rivers of pleasure. The lies of the world will lure men away from the truth of the Bible through the pleasures of sin and through the temptations of materialism. But the truth is there is great pleasure and satisfaction in denying yourself and picking up your cross and following Christ.
These phrases are phrases that describe the lovingkindness of God: abundantly satisfied, fatness of thy house and rivers of thy pleasures. At first glance it may seem there is much too lose by following Christ. Proverbs 20:5 says, Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
There is always more to gain than there is to lose when you follow Christ. Oh yes you will lose things in this life when you turn to Jesus. You may lose family and friends. You may lose possession and freedom. You may lose health and even your own life. But in the end you will gain the rewards of eternity: a crown of righteousness to ware in the presence of God.
Abundantly satisfied, fatness of thy house, rivers of thy pleasures: these three phrases describe the lovingkindness of God. Dont be deceived by the lies of the world. The pleasures of this world are nothing compared to the pleasures found in walking hand in hand with Christ. When you hear the word pleasure do not think of the sinful things of the world but rather think of the lovingkindness of God which is shed abundantly through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:5, according to the good pleasure of his will. Ephesians 1:9, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.
Psalms 36:9 says, For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. Notice that the words life and light are used together. In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth the first thing he did was to speak in Genesis 1:3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Without physical light no life can exist on this earth. And without Spiritual light there can be no spiritual life. The Gospel of John says in chapter 1:1-5, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. Jesus said in John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Psalms 36:9 says, For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. There is only one source from which you can receive spiritual truth and that is the Word of God. This is how we know the Word of God is without error because the Word of God is true. There is no error in truth. There is no darkness in light. There are no errors in the Bible.
Psalms 36:7-9 says, How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
We live in the last days. But even though the wickedness of this world is becoming worse and worse, perhaps there is no greater opportunity to live for Christ. We live in the days in which we have the complete Word of God. We in the days in which the resources available for the spread of Gods Word are more than ever before. How much opportunity there is to serve Christ in these last days of the age of grace and of the age of the outpouring of the Spirit of God.
Psalms 36:7 says, How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. Every day is a day to learn to love and to trust in God more than the day before. This is done by learning and experiences the lovingkindness of God. If you have never experienced the lovingkindness of God then you can do so today by repenting of your sins and turning to Jesus Christ for salvation.
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