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Monday, September 22, 2014

Meditation and Prayer on Psalm 104:31-35

O Precious Father, what can be more healthy for the soul of man than to praise the Lord? Indeed, what
can be better for the health of man’s body than to live in temperance and quietness of soul as You 
commanded.

You have shown us the way: Proverbs 3:5-10 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto 
thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not 
wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and 
marrow to thy bones. 9 Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine 
increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”

Your glory will endure forever and You shall rejoice in His works forever. You cannot be moved by 
the events on the earth—yea, You look and the earth quakes and cities fall and great waves cover the 
earth. The volcanos erupt and cool the earth at Your touch and the ash is spread wide and far to enrich 
to soil. Man cannot even begin to scratch the surface of the wonderful things that You do in secret for 
Your own pleasure and glory.

What we can do is sing unto You, O Precious Father, for what better use is there of the breath and arts 
of man than to compose songs and sing the play them for the glory of God? What better use of our very 
existence than to sing praise to our God.

Those that meditate on the glory of God find it sweet indeed. It is far better to think on the Lord and 
praise His works than to examine our own sinfulness and fret and lament our weakness. What we lack 
in virtue, strength, power, and wisdom is amply made up by the glories and the wonders of our God. 
We can be glad in You and our thoughts of You can be sweet indeed.

Sweet it is to meditate on the praise and honor and glory that will be revealed at the appearing of
Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, we love; in whom, though now we see him not, yet believing,
we rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory....  1 Peter 1:7,8

You will utterly finish and consume the sinners and purge them from the earth. All the wicked shall be 
no more, for they shall gathered from the earth and cast into a furnace of fire, and the smoke of their 
torment will ascend up forever and ever. Glorious is Your Name, O Lord, and You work 
lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things You delight. You have 
commanded us to so glory in Your perfections.

“31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works. 32 He looketh 
on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke. 33 I will sing unto the LORD as 
long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34 My meditation of him shall be 
sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. 35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked 
be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.” (Ps 104:31-35)
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