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Let Them Exult Before God

June 12, 2014

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Let Them Exult  Before God

It’s so natural  for humans  to become sad  and depressed  over all the evils  in this world.     It seems  that in every aspect  of life  there is corruption,  lies,  cover-ups,  greed,  uncalled for hatred,  power grabs,  and every other such thing.     And,  it’s going  to be this way  until Judgment Day.     Those who love  their evil ways  are hating the LORD.     They hate God  because they don’t want anyone  telling them  how to live.     They imagine  that the stuff  in this world  will make them victorious  in some way  or another.     But,  when they die,  they can’t take anything  with them.     They will have lost  their life  and soul  for all eternity.     Talk about losers.

Knowing all this,  King David  wrote Psalm 68  for our comfort  and growth  in God’s grace.     Psalm 68:1-4  tells us,

Let God arise,  let His enemies  be scattered;
And let those  who hate Him  flee before Him.
As wax melts  before the fire,
So let the wicked perish  before God.
But let the righteous  be glad;  let them exult  before God;
Yes,  let them rejoice  with gladness.
Sing to God,  sing praises  to His name;
Cast up a highway  for Him  who rides  through the deserts,
Whose name is the LORD,  and exult  before Him.

King David expresses  the opposite  of our natural inclinations  when experiencing troubles.     To all God’s children,  David says,  “let them exult  before God.”     To “exult”  is to truly  be joyful  and rejoice.     It’s like  when your heart jumps  for pure joy — a natural  and very real happiness.     That can  and should be done  because all God’s  “enemies”  surely  will be  “scattered”  —  and all those  who hate God  surely  will  “flee before Him”.

The LORD God alone  is the Almighty.     There is no other LORD  or God.     And, the LORD is totally righteous  and holy.     He can be trusted  to do all things well  for His children.     We need  to remember these truths  when trouble strikes.

When we  “exult  before God”,  we are recognizing God  for who He really is  —  the Most Holy LORD of lords  and God of gods.     There is none more righteous  and holy.     To be downcast  before God  is giving up  on Him  and imagining  that maybe  He does not exist  —  maybe  He’s not righteous  and fair  —  maybe God doesn’t love me.     Such thinking  is sinful  because it is a lie.

So,  we must not let ourselves cave in  to lies.     We face the truths  about God  and “exult”  over His righteous,  sacrificial love  for us  in Christ.     When we  “exult  before God”,  we are  opening up our hearts  to Him,  making  it easier  for God  to work  in our hearts  and lives.     We want God  to easily drive  right into our lives  and help.     That’s why David tells us to,

Cast up a highway  for Him  who rides through the deserts,
Whose name is the LORD,  and exult  before Him.

Giving all our burdens  to our Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  You are our victory  and our song.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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