Psalm 75:9-10 (NLT)
9 But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. 10 For God says, �I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.�
This is the Psalm of Asaph, son of Berechiach. Asaph was assigned by David to give prophecy through music. Matthew Henry tells us about Aspah�s proclamation: 1. He will praise God for his elevation, not only at first, while the mercy was fresh, but forever, so long as he lives. The exaltation of the Son of David will be the subject of the saints� everlasting praises. He will give glory to God, not only as his God, but as the God of Jacob, knowing it was for Jacob his servant�s sake, and because he loved his people Israel, that he made him king over them. 2. He will use the power with which he is entrusted for the great ends for which it was put into his hands.
Jesus spoke these words to us in Mark 12:29-31 - �The most important commandment is this: �Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.� The second is equally important: �Love your neighbor as yourself.� No other commandment is greater than these.�
These words are important for we know we must first love God beyond anything else. Next we are to take the love we have received from God and extend it to others. When we love others God uses the love He has given us to break the strength of the wicked. When we love hearts soften. When we respond to anger with compassion hearts begin to melt. When we show kindness to others they see the benefit of love.
As we love others God develops us and increases our capacity to love. We find ourselves ministering to others we might not have ministered to before. We find ourselves availed to help when possible. We find ourselves loving naturally as God intended.
Let us all give praise to God for what He has done in our lives so that we may be used to work in the lives of others. Let us sing praises and rejoice that we can love fearless because of our Lord and Savior.