Pondering – Psalms 50:23

“The one who offers thanksgiving

as his sacrifice glorifies me;

to one who orders his way rightly

I will show the salvation of God!”

Psalms 50:23

My take: As I read my morning devotional, I have gotten in the habit of expounding, or should I say pondering, upon a verse or two. Psalm 50 was mainly about sacrifice and the law kind of stuff, which has been nullified by grace and faith, rather than maintaining salvation by works. When I came to this last line in 50, there it was. Our thanksgiving, our attitude of gratitude, is our sacrifice. The Old Testament is ‘Christ concealed’ while the New is ‘Christ revealed’.

The inspired pslamist challenges us to ‘order his way rightly’. That we get our priorities in proper perspective. Like it said earlier in this chapter, God doesn’t get hungry like we do an need to eat meat from sacrifices. It was the process that mattered; the intent. After all, its the invisible things in life that last and are eternal. A foundamental principle is thankfulness. The apostle Paul said it well, “I have learned to be content in all circumstances’ because he was striving to serve God with a thankful heart, to do His will and thus it works out for good, despite whatever temporary challenges there are. Keep on keeping on!

My prayer: God, I thank you for life. Thanks for the time, talent and treasure who have allotted to me. Help me make the most of it and always be thankful for what I have, not envious with what I don’t.

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