Psalm 115 (Listen)

115:1   Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
    for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
  Why should the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”
  Our God is in the heavens;
    he does all that he pleases.
  Their idols are silver and gold,
    the work of human hands.
  They have mouths, but do not speak;
    eyes, but do not see.
  They have ears, but do not hear;
    noses, but do not smell.
  They have hands, but do not feel;
    feet, but do not walk;
    and they do not make a sound in their throat.
  Those who make them become like them;
    so do all who trust in them.
  O Israel, trust in the LORD!
    He is their help and their shield.
10   O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD!
    He is their help and their shield.
11   You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
    He is their help and their shield.
12   The LORD has remembered us; he 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,
    both the small and the great.
14   May the LORD give you increase,
    you and your children!
15   May you be blessed by the LORD,
    who made heaven and earth!
16   The heavens are the LORD’s heavens,
    but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17   The dead do not praise the LORD,
    nor do any who go down into silence.
18   But we will bless the LORD
    from this time forth and forevermore.
  Praise the LORD!




Devotional:

O Israel, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. (Psalm 115:9)

I praise and thank the Lord for He is our help and our shield. Trusting God is paramount in the Christian faith. Knowing who God and Jesus Christ are is not enough. Even Satan knows who they are. The difference is trust — Satan does not trust God. We can fall into the trap of believing that we take care of ourselves. Satan tempted Jesus to provide for himself in the desert. He said, “You are hungry. Provide for yourself some bread.” Jesus was able to do that, but he chose to trust God instead. We will benefit by following His example. A shield deflects danger that is coming our way. God is our help and shield. Trust in Him alone.