Psalm 21:13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.
We live in a society, so strongly influenced through public and social media, that refuses to acknowledge God as Creator and the One who continues to sustain his creation, and rule it for his own sovereign purposes. Our culture doesn’t want there to be such a God because we don’t want to think that we would have to stand before him one day to give account of how we have lived in his world! We insist on attributing all ‘climate change’ to human interference and we refuse to hear the voice of God speaking loudly and clearly to us through ‘natural’ disasters. We deny the reality of any super-natural interference in our purely ‘natural’, ‘scientific’ world. We have no room for ‘God’, the ‘Creator-Ruler’, in our completely ‘man-centred’ worldview.
But, this is the context in which we must sing with conviction, certainty and enthusiasm, “Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength”, and to declare openly and confidently to a confused and sceptical world, “We will sing and praise your might.” This is even more binding for us than it was for David because we have seen God’s might and glory so powerfully displayed in the life and words of Jesus, his Incarnate Son. As the disciple John declares: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
Can we truly say with the apostle Paul, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Romans 1:17), and, as a test, does every part of our lives demonstrate to our family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues, that we do really believe it? Let us not let silence or fear of contradiction prevent the world from hearing this important truth! God, the Holy Spirit can use it to bring about revival, as he has often done throughout human history. “Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.” Will we?
– Bruce Christian