Pay Thy Vows – Psalm 50:14-15

Psalm 50:14-15 – Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:  And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Have you ever been taken for granted?  You know the feeling.  You make a special effort to help someone only for them turn around and ignore you work or dismiss it as a given.  When I attempt to think about God’s perspective, I can only imagine that He might feel the same all the time. 

Part of our reasonable service to God must be acknowledgement of His blessings and work in our lives.  God gives us purpose and meaning.  He is the source of life and light in the universe.  By the Son of God, His children have grace, hope, mercy, redemption and salvation from sin and death.  By the Spirit of God we experience His presence day to day when we lean upon him. If for nothing but these things, we owe God infinite praise. He is so good to us.

On the other hand, we would be wise not to act surprised when He withholds blessings when we refuse to repent. Our sins put a kind of distance from God. While He is technically present everywhere, God will not abide with sin. He is holy above all things, and our unholiness is a stumbling block to right relations with our Heavenly Father.

Be humble and seek Him with all you have.

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