The Lord’s Day, April 24, 2016

Psalm 115

Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth’s sake.

Why should the heathen say, “Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatsoever he has pleased.

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: they have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: they have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusts in them.

O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
You yourselves that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

The LORD has been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

You yourselves are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth. The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth has he given to the children of men.

The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.

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In regards to verse 8 here are some thoughts from a study Bible I own. They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusts in them.

“Ironically, just as genuine believers are to be conformed to the image of the Lord, the unregenerate resemble the gods of their own making and imagination.”

“Ultimately God will also remove all their natural abilities as well, leaving them powerless and hollow as vessels for everlasting fire. Therefore flee idolatry, and fervently pray for Christ to save you from its soul-killing influences.”

“The hinge upon which true worship turns is faith. Idolaters are like their idols because they trust in them. Salvation is by faith in the Lord. This also suggests that if we trust in the Lord alone for salvation, we will become like Him.”

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