One Year Bible: II Kings 15:1-16:20, Acts 19:13-41; Psalm 147:1-20; Proverbs 18:4-5
What To Give Someone Who Has Everything
The LORD delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.
How do you make God happy? He has everything he wants and can create what he doesn’t have. He is all-powerful—after all, he even created all the stars and calls them each by name. (Psalm 147:4) And he knows everything there is to know—there is no limit to either his power or his understanding. (Psalm 147:5)
He has even fixed up this little globe called earth to run amazingly well, sustaining both ecological systems (Psalm 147:15-18) and daily life (Psalm 147:8-9) so accurately and abundantly that utter and ceaseless gratitude and praise (Psalm 147:7) by its higher inhabitants is only fitting.
What can you give to a God who’s got it all and does it all? Only your fear and your hope! What satisfies God to the core of his being is the fear that arises not out of terror, but from the kind of reverence and respect that comes from knowing that he is the giver and sustainer of life itself, the rightful owner of Planet Earth and ruler of your life. What causes God pleasure is the hope that looks to him for protection, peace and provision (Psalm 147:13-14), that waits for him to execute justice and fairness (Psalm 147:3,6), and that expects him to fulfill his good purposes through you and all those who belong to him (Psalm 147:19-20).
What gift can you offer to the one Being who truly has it all? Just your very life, that’s all.
Do you want to bring a smile to God’s face today? I think you know what to do!
“God desires to be loved by men, although He needs them not;
and men refuse to love God, though they need Him in an infinite degree.”
~Plaintes Du Sauveur