Vs 1 O Lord my God, you are very great!

Vs. 13 From your lofty abode you water the mountains;

the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

Vs. 14 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock

and plants for man to cultivate,

that he may bring forth food from the earth

15 and wine to gladden the heart of man,

oil to make his face shine

and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

Vs. 23 Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.

Vs. 24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!

In wisdom have you made them all;

Vs. 31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

may the Lord rejoice in his works,

Vs. 33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live




God is great.

A great God makes good things.

A great God makes good things for the good of man.

A great God makes good things for the good of man and the glory of the Lord!


Man, created in the image of his creator, now imitates God by working himself in his labor.


This is all so that God may be glorified “forever” and we may praise Him “as long as I live”.




God causes all of creation, but I must respond to His creation by being a creator now, as well.


From the creations of God, the psalmist now says that man “cultivates” and “brings forth” from the earth, God’s creation.

This is, however, a “blessing” of God, not a toil or burden.


Our creations from God’s creation can “gladden the heart” of man, “make his face shine”, and “strengthen man’s heart”.

And even “the earth” is “satisfied with the fruit of God’s work”.


So, if the earth is “satisfied” with God’s work,

The big question becomes …

Am I?


And if the Lord “rejoices in His work”!

The big question become …

Do I?


“In wisdom” the Lord creates?

The big question becomes …

Do I?


Because of all this, David will “sing to the Lord forever”?

The big question becomes …

Will I?




Thank you, God, for your creation.

Thank you that it is for my good.

You are a good God.

Help me rejoice in your creation as well as my own by your grace.

In Jesus name,