Psalm 22:26 “The poor will eat and be satisfied;”
[You, Lord, are the Provider of all the physical needs of the world, you remember the needy and weak. “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing…” (Psa 68:5).
And you also provide the spiritual bread that nourishes and satisfies in all your children. “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty'” (John 6:35).]
“they who seek the LORD will praise him—“
[You are so worthy of praise, O God, King of the universe, Lord of the nations, Creator and Sustainer of all! When you turn our hearts to seek your face, as we begin to see you as you are, what can we do but praise you in and for all, rejoicing in your being, boasting in our weakness, praising in your faithfulness and forgiveness.]
“may your hearts live forever!”
[And this is the reality you have promised for your children. You are the Giver of eternal life, the Author of all eternity, the Defeater of death: in you we will live forever.]
Psalm 22:27 “All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,”
[You are at work in all the world, Lord, among all peoples, bringing from every group those who respond to your call. Praise you for revealing yourself through your creation that speaks to us every day, through your Word and through the work of your Spirit. Praise you for your love for every single person, for providing salvation for all, for convicting each of sin, of your righteousness and the judgment to come. You are good, just, gracious and wise. You are love itself.]
Psalm 22:28 “and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.”
[You reign, you are sovereign, you have control, you use all for good, you make your plans come to pass while still giving us moral and ethical responsibility. And in the end all will bow before you, whether willingly in belief or grudgingly at the judgment seat. Praise you, Lord God, for the wonder of knowing you, the King of All, the Lord of Lords, the Ruler of the universe.
Help me to live today in the light of your greatness, standing in awe of you, of your love, of your Word, of your commands. May this result in fearing and obeying you instead of raising my ideas or those of others above your Word. You are worthy of my full obedience, my total surrender and I bow before you, that in obedience I might bring you greater honor.]