Lots of smoke. God looks on the earth,
and it trembles:
He touches the hills, and they smoke.
A look, a touch is enough to remind the earth
of the awesome power of the Creator.
It is as simple for God to consume the earth as to create it.
And sin has raised its head in the universe,
God will bring fire
He will detonate the heavens and the earth,
Our Lord will consume them in a fiery holocaust,
and then create a new earth
in which His perpetual purpose in glory will be maintained.
I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live:
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
My meditation of Him shall be sweet:
I will be glad in the Lord.
The word “sweet” can be interpreted
“a pledge” or “a surety”
This carries the idea of a mortgage.
The poet is writing of the certainty of eternal verities,
God has a mortgage with us
He’s given us His promises,
He’s given us His pledges,
He’s given us His guarantees
Our God Himself has given surety.
The thought of that is sweet.
No wonder we can sing,
even in the discordant note of sin around us
still has to be faced.
We focus on God’s promises not humanities perversions
Let all sinners be consumed out of the earth,
and let the wicked be no more.
The end is near.
We pray about the wreckers of the earth
There is a discordant note in nature,
There are those who have caused it—by their sin.
Sin is a personal thing, it’s process will be judged
By those persons being judged in their person.
It is humanities perversions that has spoiled everything.
They want leaders who will legislate freedom for chaos
But their riots of destruction are only temporary,
God will one day put an end to that.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!”
cries the poet as he invites us to go back to
the beginning of the psalm
and to begin again to worship and praise our Creator.
LORD our God, You are very great;
You are clothed with honor and majesty.
You cover Yourself with light as with a garment:
You stretch out the heavens like a curtain:
You lay the beams of Your chambers in the waters:
You make the clouds Your chariot:
You walk on the wings of the wind:
You make Your angels spirits;
Your ministers a flaming fire: