May 27 – God Remembers and Blesses Us

It is not clear who authored Psalm 115, but I like to think that David wrote it at the very end of his life. It begins by saying that glory does not belong to people, but to God alone. I envision David looking back on his life and thinking about history, all the way back to the creation of the world.  I imagine that David breathed in and out the assurance of God’s goodness and trustworthiness.

The song rings of hope for generations yet to come – including us, and calls all to trust in God’s love and faithfulness.  The Lord remembers us and will bless us. He will bless the people of Israel and bless the priests, the descendants of Aaron. He will bless those who fear the Lord, both great and lowly. May the Lord richly bless both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

God, who originated the whole blessing concept by creating all things good, will continue to bestow blessings on those who live to honor Him.  David reigned over Israel for forty years, then Solomon became the king.  God’s Story records in 1 Kings 2:45,“…King Solomon will be blessed, and David’s throne will remain established before the Lord forever.”

Psalm 115:12-15 NLT; 1 Kings 2:45 HCSB