Judges 19:1-20:48 John 3:22-4:3 Psalm 104:24-35 Proverbs 14:22-24
Verse of the day:
When you supply it, they gather it. You open your hand to feed them, and they are richly satisfied. (Psalm 104:28)
This psalm is filled with beautiful imagery! God covers himself with light, He stretches the heavens like a curtain, He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, He makes the clouds His chariots, He walks on the wings of the wind. After a thorough reading of the entire Psalm it becomes really obvious that everything in this world is kept by God. He created everything with a purpose; nothing came about haphazardly.
So then, every creature, human or beast, is dependent upon God for sustainability whether they acknowledge it or not. “These wait all upon thee” gives the picture in my head of baby birds waiting for the mother bird to return to the nest with the food they need to survive. There is an expectation that comes from waiting on the source of their supply. This too is how we ought to view our relationship with God. Unfortunately, too often we take the credit for ourselves of bringing home the bread and the bacon, so to speak. Philippians 4:19 says, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” It is by His “hand” we are sustained and maintained.
So then, is it any wonder that we can live in complete confidence and trust in God—who orders everything perfectly? Scripture says when God looks upon the earth, it trembles! We would do well to consider the reaction of all nature and animals to God! The animals do not doubt the existence of God or His ability to supply—in fact, they expect it.
Pray today that Psalm 104 would be a constant reminder that we should be filled with praise to God when we consider His mighty creation and the salvation that is ours through Him.