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The Lord Be Magnified
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 27, 2012

Psalm 40

"1I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

5Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

8I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

9I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

10I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

12For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

13Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.

14Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

15Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

17But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God."

Blessed be God. I praise Him and thank Him for His Holy Word, and for His love and mercy that endures forever. He continually blesses us every day. I hope you're noticing even the small blessings. Sometimes they don't seem that significant, but I see them and am thankful. I may go through trials, tests, persecutions and sufferings, but God brings me out every time and I am victorious through Christ, Who strengthens me.

May I boast about my God? The God who grew my asparagus for us and gave us a harvest this weekend with a dozen spears in the middle of January?! How great is He, who grows our romaine, buttercrunch, red and green leaf lettuce all winter long, and reseeds the cilantro and dill and spinach and carrots so I can literally pick my salad and eat while I work in the garden! He's magnificent! He's so smart, and so merciful, too. And, according to what is written above, even though "I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me!" Yes, He remembers me! He is my help and my deliverer!

"3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD." Psalm 40:3 Hallelujah!

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