Vs 1 To you I lift up my eyes,
O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
Vs 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
till he has mercy upon us.
The psalmist knows his position.
The psalmist knows God’s position.
And the psalmist sees this as cause for celebration!
The psalmist is lowly … “as a servant”.
God is enthroned in the heavens … “as a master”.
Why would the psalmist celebrate being in the position of servant?
Because from his master, God, comes “mercy”.
I do genuinely try to always celebrate that God is “with me” … Emmanuelle!
This is truly good news.
No matter what I’m going through God is going through it with me.
But do I genuinely always celebrate that God is “above me”.
God is my “Personal Savior” … and Jesus calls me “friend”.
But do I celebrate That God is “my master”?
The only way I could ever do this is to trust that He is “good”.
God is not just my “Master Shepherd”, He is the “Good Shepherd”.
Do I want this? … Or do I want to be shepherd? (While having “God with me”.)
I must want God as my master … if I want mercy.
And I must look to the “hands” of God …
The way a servant or maidservant look at those of their master or mistress.
The “hands” are the source of direction … and action … and protection.
The Master’s hands will direct not just me … but everything around me.
Do I want to determine my own direction? My own action?
Do I want to provide my own protection?
The history of the world … and my life … shows the foolishness of this.
Like a sheep to a shepherd … I should crave, and seek … lift my eyes up …
To the hands of the Master for direction, and action, and protection …
Because what follows is mercy … and then celebration!
Thank You again God for your Word
Youi always give me reason to celebrate
Help me follow your direction Holy Spirit
And experience your mercy
In Jesus name