Today’s Reading: Psalms 52-59
Today’s Reflection: Psalms 57:1-2
1) Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. 2) I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
The repeated refrain in this psalm (in verses 5 and 11) is “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!” But what does ‘God’s glory’ actually mean? What does it look like? Today’s reflection text gives us a few ideas.
God’s glory looks like mercy shown to the repentant heart, like refuge to the soul seeking safety, like God’s purpose for our lives being fulfilled.
In short, God is glorified when the truth of who He is, is shown throughout the earth. He is exalted when He is merciful towards us, when He saves us from trouble, or when He brings about blessings and advancements in our lives.
Think of the testimonies you’ve heard from fellow believers. The stories of being saved from the worst possible consequences of our sins and mistakes. Of miraculous protection from dangers of all kinds. Of circumstances working out in someone’s favour, despite obstacles and challenges. These stories exalt God, demonstrate the truth of who He is and desires to be for all of us, and give Him glory.
So seek God’s glory in your life, and share it with others. Let God be exalted in your life. Do your part in helping His glory fill the whole earth.
1 Corinthians 10:31 – So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.