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Worship: Week 2 - Devotion 2

“They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.” - Psalm 145:5-6

This week during your Bible study time you looked at how some people in the New Testament responded to encounters with Jesus. Don’t forget people in the Old Testament had encounters with God as well. King David wrote many of the Psalms, including the one in today’s passage. He encountered God in nature and knew of the awesome power of God. Many scholars believe the things mentioned here were more of the acts of God’s judgment like the flood and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. 

The work of God is not always the happy and positive stuff proclaimed by many "popular speakers" today. God's might is sometimes displayed in the form of judgment, and that message is not easily received, especially today.

The word "proclaim" doesn't mean just the good stuff. If your encounter with God includes some pain along the way, that is your story, and God will use it to minister to others. 

Think about your history with God. Worship Him today for the good He’s blessed you with and the challenges He’s walked through with you.

Emily Traylor