Psalm 84:3 Lark Sparrow in Aronia Berry Blossoms, Washington County, Nebraska.
“Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God.” Psalm 84:3 (NIV)
Living in God’s Presence
Only once a year the Jewish high priest was allowed to enter into the Holy of Holies in the Lord’s Temple. The Holy of Holies was where the Jews kept the Ark of the Covenant. God’s presence dwelled there.
Due to human sin, no other person could enter the Holy of Holies. Only the priest could enter. But birds, like all of God’s creatures, are without sin. It is thought that this psalm tells of a bird (and perhaps more than one) that built its nest in the Holy of Holies and had a home in the presence of God. How awesome!
Read all of Psalm 84.
Proverbs 31:28 and a Mother Prairie Dog with Offspring, Nebraska. “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband praises her as well” Proverbs 31:28 Celebrating Mother’s Day Praise God for moms! This is no greater honor than to … Continue reading →
Jeremiah 27:5 and Elk Grazing on a Plateau, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
“With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.” Jeremiah 27:5
Our God of Great Power
Wow! God reigns with exceedingly great power or omnipotence (He is all powerful). Through that power He created everything and He possesses all authority. All things belong to God, including governmental authority.
Though many leaders in government fail to acknowledge God, not one of them possesses any authority that God did not allow him or her to have. If they do not honor God, He will bring judgment upon them. No one rivals God nor can challenge Him. God alone rules.
By contrast, the devoted Christ follower calls on our powerful and holy Lord in prayer. The true follow of God desires to bow before Him with complete submission and humility. The Bible teaches that there is no greater honor than to serve God.
Learn more by reading all of Jeremiah 27.
1 John 1:7-9 and a Bull Elk at Sunrise, Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. “But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of … Continue reading →
Psalm 5:11 and a Male Northern Cardinal in Magnolia Blossoms, Bellevue, Nebraska. “But let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy; and may You shelter them, that those who love Your name may … Continue reading →