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Daily Encouragements

BY BENNIE McWHA

November 8

God’s Kingdom – Psalm 145:10–13

What is most amazing about God’s works?

There is a lot more of God’s kingdom that is unseen than there is that is seen. You may be impressed and even spiritually moved when you gaze at parts of God’s creation such as the Grand Canyon. It is beautiful and should remind anyone of God’s mighty power.

However, the parts of God’s kingdom that are more exciting cannot be seen—even with the most powerful microscope. The work that God does in the hearts of people who have been tainted by sin is much more amazing.

David wrote, “All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee” (v. 10). Fly over the Swiss Alps, and you will realize that their majesty is the work of God’s hands. In contrast to that beauty, experience an intimate relationship within your heart, and you will have even greater reasons to bless the Lord.

David wrote about God’s kingdom. “They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom” (vv. 11, 12). He was not writing about a physical kingdom that can be seen with your eyes. Instead, he was writing about a spiritual kingdom that involves the hearts and souls of people.

All of the things that people value so highly today will be destroyed in the future, but God’s kingdom will continue to bring glory to Him. David said, “Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations” (v. 13).

Make sure you are part of God’s eternal kingdom and that you have an eternal relationship with Him in your own heart. Give glory to Him today for your relationship with Him, and eagerly anticipate an even more intimate relationship with Him when this life is over.

God, “thy saints shall bless thee!” (v. 10).