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LIFTED TO EVERLASTING PRAISE – August 8

In a fierce storm the wind whips up huge waves that dash against the rocks. But always the rock splits the waves and scatters the water left and right. Every time this happens, we have a picture of how safe the child of God is in the storms of life.

In Psalm 27:5 David had written that God had set him up upon a rock, which is Christ. Below are his enemies as powerful waves driven by Satan in an attempt to destroy the church. But the waves are dashed into pieces, while the Rock is unharmed; and those set upon Him are not touched. No wonder then that David and we can sing:

Uplifted on a rock above my foes around
Amid the battle shock
My song shall still resound;
Then joyful offerings I will bring,
Jehovah’s praise my heart shall sing.

David stated it in these words in Psalm 27:6, “And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.”

Here we find David stating in other words what he had stated in verse 1, namely, that God is his light and his salva-tion. As his salvation God lifted him up to safety above all his enemies; and as his light God had made him see that he had nothing to fear, no matter how dark his way seemed.

Therefore, being safe in God’s house with its protection, he will offer to God sacrifices of joy and sing His praises. And we do well to consider that singing such praises is evidence that we have been lifted up upon Christ, the Solid Rock. In Him and His cross God is our salvation; and by His Spirit who opens our spiritual eyes He is our light.

Lifted up upon Christ, the Rock, means that we in God’s counsel are lifted up to heaven where God’s house of many mansions is. There the everlasting day will be full of songs of praise to God as our light and our salvation.

How often do you praise God as your light and salva¬ion?

Read: Psalm 61

Psalter versification: 71:5

This devotional was written by Rev. Heys and published by the Reformed Book Outlet. 

Aug 8, 2020

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