Psalm 115 – To God Belongs the Glory

For today’s Psalm I asked my husband to randomly pick a number between 29 and 150 (since I’ve already posted the first 28 Psalms). He picked 115. I searched my blog to see if I had posted it before and was surprised that I had not. It is one of my favorite Psalms. I love the first stanza because it is a reminder that all glory belongs to God, our Creator and Redeemer. This is consistent with the core of the Christian faith – that Christ died to save sinners because we cannot save ourselves. It is Jesus who gets all the glory for the gift of salvation that He has provided. It is God who was loving, faithful, and merciful at the cross to make a way for His people to be with Him for eternity. Nothing that man has ever done deserves the glory that belongs to God alone.

Psalm 115

 1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us
   but to your name be the glory,
   because of your love and faithfulness.

 2 Why do the nations say,
   “Where is their God?”
3 Our God is in heaven;
   he does whatever pleases him.
4 But their idols are silver and gold,
   made by the hands of men.
5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
   eyes, but they cannot see;
6 they have ears, but cannot hear,
   noses, but they cannot smell;
7 they have hands, but cannot feel,
   feet, but they cannot walk;
   nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
8 Those who make them will be like them,
   and so will all who trust in them.

 9 O house of Israel, trust in the LORD—
   he is their help and shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD—
   he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD—
   he is their help and shield.

 12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us:
   He will bless the house of Israel,
   he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear the LORD—
   small and great alike.

 14 May the LORD make you increase,
   both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
   the Maker of heaven and earth.

 16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD,
   but the earth he has given to man.
17 It is not the dead who praise the LORD,
   those who go down to silence;
18 it is we who extol the LORD,
   both now and forevermore.

   Praise the LORD.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


6 Responses

  1. Thank you, Linda
    “Nothing that man has ever done deserves the glory that belongs to God alone.”
    Amen. May we be careful to remember that.

  2. Oh I really love that first stanza too. And vs. 14 and 15 make wonderful prayers for others. Thank you so much for Psalm Sundays. They always bless me! God bless you as you give Him all the glory! love and prayers for your week ahead.

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