May 6, 2022 – Psalm 105 – Why We Exist

Today we will read Psalm 105, but we’ll focus on verses 42-45:

42 For he remembered his holy promise
    and Abraham, his servant.
So he brought his people out with joy,
    his chosen ones with singing.
He gave them the lands of the nations,
    and they took possession of the wealth of the peoples,
that they might keep his statutes
    and observe his laws.
Praise the Lord!

In the Psalms, we are constantly reminded of God’s goodness and God’s saving power.  It is a constant refrain from all the Psalms. We are told how God has saved His people. We are reminded of the people’s sin and their turning from God.  We are told how time after time after God forgives.

And we are told today one of the reasons why God does this. So that we can praise His name. We are forgiven so we can tell others how good is. We experience His grace so that we can know just how great He is.  We are shown mercy after mercy so that we can know just how great His mercy is.

And so that we can and we can give testimony to how good God is.

So that we can tell everyone we know of God’s glory. 

We exist not for ourselves but for God. We exist not for our purpose or our desires, or even our dreams. We exist for God’s purpose

We exist to worship God. Today, the Israelites are reminded of the goodness of God and of their calling, their purpose.  Not for themselves, but for God.

Today we are the same. We don’t exist for us.  We exist for Him.  And we’ll never find true joy in life until our life is found fully in Him. That is why we are here.

Let’s live that today.

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