Today’s readings.. Numbers 2, Psalm 145-147, Luke 12

We are coming to the end of reading the Psalms.  David’s perceptions and praise of God appears to reach ever greater proportions.  Psalm 145 starts, “I will extol you, my God and King … Every day I will bless you and praise your name …”  Let us start each day by saying a ‘blessing’ and thanksgiving to our God and his Son, our “king.”  

Verse 3 states, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” We recall David’s Psalm we read earlier this month, “Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!  From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised!  The LORD is high above all nations … ” [113 v.2-4]   

Surely a vision of the kingdom when the whole world will be utterly astonished to recognise that “his greatness is unsearchable.” 

Back in today’s Psalm, verse 9 tells us ” The LORD is good to all” but his goodness as well as his greatness in all that exists is not recognised today, the world has become totally blind.  But the time is coming (How soon now?) when “They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power …” [v.11] 

There was a degree of “glory” in David’s kingdom which reached its’ fullness when Solomon reigned.  But surely v.11-13 applies to the soon coming kingdom which will “make known to the children of men your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendour of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom …”

Finally, in today’s chapter 12 in Luke’s gospel, Jesus is recorded as saying, ” “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom…. Provide for yourselves … treasure in the heavens … where your treasure is, there will your heart be also….  Stay dressed for action … waiting for (our) master to come home … ” [v.32-36]  And when he does, then we will fully and wonderfully realise that “his (Father’s) greatness is unsearchable.”