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June 26, 2024

Rēad to Read …Again


Daily Reading: Psalm 70-73

 

Psalm 70:4

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

 

The magnifying glass enlarges the object upon which it is focused. It shows details that cannot be seen without the magnification of the object. Consider a splinter in the finger. Sometimes the effect of the splinter can be felt, but it cannot be seen. By magnifying it, the splinter can be seen and carefully extracted. Today, the very complicated device that is commonly called a phone is much more. Of all that a phone can do, one of the overlooked tools is that it can be used as a magnifying glass. By turning on the camera and zooming in even a splinter can be seen. It doesn’t make the splinter bigger, it just makes it larger to the eye.

 

This is exactly what is needed sometimes. The Lord God needs to be made larger to the eye. No, He cannot be seen, other than with the eye of faith, but He can be magnified. His works like, answered prayers, calm in the storm, communicating a comforting thought at the time it is most needed, supernatural provision, and so many more cannot be seen except by the one experiencing them. But that person’s magnification of God’s works to others allows those other individuals to see them as well.

 

God can be magnified by words and the works of every believer in Him. Notice the verse for today, King David is zooming in on God’s salvation. Whether it is His temporal salvation of saving one from a dangerous situation, or His eternal salvation, both are known at the first by the one receiving such. They, then, by sharing the story of their salvation, magnify the Lord. He is magnified, zoomed in on, made great, exalted, and possibly raised in estimation by those that hear of His salvation.

 

Within the book of Psalms, this idea of magnifying the Lord is communicated in many different ways. Just in the four chapters read today notice:

 

Psalm 71:6      By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me

out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

 

Psalm 72:18    Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous

things.

 

Psalm 73:26   My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and

my portion for ever.

 

The world needs to hear of God’s wondrous works. One way is for His wonderful works to be magnified through our words of praise, thanksgiving, adoration, and love.

 

Dr. William T. Howe

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