Today From Psalms
Psalms 114:1-2 “When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.”
The people of God with the presence and control of God are a formidable force. When God’s people experience the presence and controlling power of God, the world takes note. “The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.” (Verses 3-4) What did they see that caused them to flee? “Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.”
But we must remember, it is not man without God that can cause the mountains to skip like rams and the hills like lambs. The earth trembled “at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.” (Verse 7)
What a difference the people of God would make in the world if the presence and glory of God were truly seen in our everyday lives. What great things can be accomplished when we yield the control of ourselves to the total dominion of God.
When Israel came out of Egypt and ultimately into the land of Canaan, the people of the land feared. The fear was not just of the Israelites but “at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.” (Verse 7)
Can it be said of the world today, because of the might of God’s church, “What ailed thee?” When will we grow weary of accomplishing so little for the glory of God because we are unwilling to yield ourselves to God?
We need so much for the world to know that the church is “His sanctuary, and… his dominion.”