It has been a very interesting, eventful, trying, exciting and blessed few weeks. God is so Good all the time! First, I've been battling a head cold / sinus infection / chest infection for about 4 weeks, am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Much honey and Cinnamon and a couple other remedies are beginning to re-establish my bodies immune system. Second, company. The in-laws were out for a week. and finally, we bought our 5 children a large play house / swing set / tunnel slide. Thank God these things go on sale a couple times a year! That took about 5 evenings to put together. All in all it has been quite a few weeks. Things finally seem to be settling down, and we can continue our discovery of Psalms together once again!
Another Psalm of Asaph, and one that immediately caught my attention, because Asaph references something in the first couple of verses that is important. "...Thou that dwells between the cherubims..." This is a very important statement and the meaning behind it continues throughout the whole Psalm.
Referring to the God who dwells between the cherubims refers to the Old Tabernacle and Temple. Within the Holiest of Holies was the Ark of the covenant. Upon this Ark was a lid and upon the lid was two cherubims facing each other over looking the MERCY SEAT. Asaph was calling upon the mercy and grace of God to bring them back, and restore them!
There will be many times in our lives, and especially when we come to Jesus for Salvation, that we must call upon Him based upon His mercy and grace. We can't possible hope to meet with Jesus any other way. He is a Holy God, and He is Perfect so how can we possibly think to enter His presence and not be utterly destroyed! We are all guilty of sin, wrong doing and bad attitudes, and God's holiness will not tolerate this. We must then turn to the Mercy and Grace that Jesus displayed on Calvary, when He died for our sins and took our place. This mercy and grace it what gives us the ability to walk into God's presence without dying!
We must thank God daily for His wonderful grace and mercy, as it is this that keeps us from His terrible wrath! Thank You Jesus!
Yours for Mercy, Grace and Truth!