Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Psalm 138 ~ Before All the Kings of the Earth


A personal confession based on the Psalms.

Before All the Kings of the Earth ~ from Psalm 138

Everything in me
Gives thanks to Yahweh.
I sing His praises
Before all the angels of heaven
Before all the kings of the earth.

I focus on Him in worship,
In the place of adoration,
Among His people
And in my heart.
I praise His name
Because of His covenant love
And faithfulness.

Yahweh has magnified
His Word and His name,
Made them great above everything else.
And He has given to Jesus
The Name that is above all names.*

So when I cried out to Yahweh,
He encouraged me, made me bold,
With strength in my soul.

Now all the kings of the earth
Will acknowledge Yahweh
And give Him praise
When they hear His Word.
They will sing about the way of Yahweh
When they see the greatness of His glory.
Because Yahweh, though He is high,
Has regard for the lowly,
But the proud and the arrogant
Do not rate with Him at all.

When I am beat down and in trouble,
Yahweh revives me again;
The power of His right hand
Takes care of all those
Who rage against me.
He does this on my behalf.

Yahweh will bring to completion
Everything He has begun in my life
And fulfills every good purpose
He has prepared for me.
His love for me is faithful forever
And He will never turn me away.

* “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).



Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Prayers and Affirmations for a Life of Faith, Happiness and Awe in God
by Jeff Doles

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