July 10 – Psalm 47

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Reading: Psalm 47

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Clap your hands, all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy.

For the Lord Most High is awesome,
    the great King over all the earth.
He subdued nations under us,
    peoples under our feet.
He chose our inheritance for us,
    the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;
    sing to him a psalm of praise.

God reigns over the nations;
    God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations assemble
    as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings of the earth belong to God;
    he is greatly exalted.

SOAP Note

Father Knows Best | DOT Group @A2

Scripture

Psalm 47:4

Observation

We like to be in control of our own destiny, choosing what we think looks best for us or wanting what others have and striving for that instead of our own path. But God is the one who chooses our inheritance.

Application

We all have in mind what we think our inheritance should be, what we think we deserve. But God knows us even better than we do, so we should humbly accept His greater plan for our lives.

Prayer

Dear God, You chose us and know what’s best for us. Help us to be content with not being in control and to learn to trust You. Thank You for Your generous gifts! We love You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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