“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.” (Isa. 25.1)
There is a beautiful song in some hymnal that was written with this verse as its theme. It tells us of God’s long-term plan to bring redemption to all mankind. For sure, He has done marvelous things. He took the evil intent of a mob, who cried, “Crucify Him” (Mt. 27.22), and turned it into an opportunity to fulfill prophecy and redeem us with the precious blood of Christ. (Eph. 1.3-10) God is perfect in faithfulness and has done marvelous things.
I think Spurgeon got this message written on his heart very vividly when he exclaimed:
“If I did not praise and bless Christ my Lord, I should deserve to have my tongue torn out by its roots from my mouth. If I did not bless and magnify his name, I should deserve that every stone I tread on in the streets should rise up and curse my ingratitude, for I am a drowned debtor to the mercy of God – over head and ears – to infinite love and boundless compassion I am a debtor.” (Spurgeon)
“Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him ye people here below….”
We sing it. Do we practice it? I hope so.
Y’all read ‘em, now, ye hear?!
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