Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! He Will Beautify The Meek!!!
Psalm 149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Psalm 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
Psalm 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Psalm 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Psalm 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
Psalm 149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
Psalm 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Psalm 149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
“He will beautify the meek with salvation”
The Bible speaks of a beauty that doesn’t come from cosmetics but comes from Christ. Some may say well we have all kinds of make-up, surgeries, specialists that can fix any problem to make us beautiful. All of that will fade, wipe off, shrik up or change with weight, or age. When our Precious Lord changes things they are done perfectly.
Christ can take a dirty heart and make it clean. He can take a disturbed soul and make it peaceful. Christ can take a dull life and make radiant. Christ can and wants to bring beauty to our lives. Keep in mind he doesn’t do these things to grab the attention of the opposite sex, to gain worldly appeal, for any type of prideful satisfaction.
I. The Divine INTENTION – “He WILL BEAUTIFY”
“He will beautify” gives us the divine desire of God. When God created the world, He made it beautiful. Genesis 1 declares five times that God looked at what He had created and it is recorded that He said it was good. However, sin marred that which God had made, and God wants to make beautiful again that which sin has marred and tarnished.
Like the ground how much do people pay to have their lawns beautiful no weeds etc…Before sin the lawns were naturally perfect.
A. There is a love of beauty that man shares with God
When man finds something beautiful, he wants it for himself and for those he loves. Man shares this love of beauty with God. God is preparing Heaven for those He loves, and He is sparing no cost. Revelation tells us that the abode of the righteous will be splendid and glorious. It has streets of pure gold with single pearls for gate, and single gems for the foundations.
B. There is a loss of beauty that man sees in life
Sin destroys that which God made beautiful.
After sin, man’s paradise became a wilderness. The roses contain thorns, can you imagine picking roses without gloves, reach out and just grab one. The docile tiger suddenly became a hungry meat-eater. O sin, what hast thou done to this earth! This earth is under the curse of sin!
However God wants to give unto man “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” It is not God’s will that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. However even tho he could make all believe he gives us free will, and wants us to make our own choice.
II. The Divine PROVISION – “He will beautify the meek WITH SALVATION”
God wants and desires to bring loveliness into living that has been destroyed by sin, and He does it by what the Bible calls salvation. God wants to save and transform individual lives.
A. Salvation is wrapped up in a person. It is through Jesus but we need to make that decision on our own BEFORE WE DIE!!
Act 4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
1. The notice beyond exemption – “Neither is there salvation in any other”
In Christ alone is cleansing, pardon, forgiveness, and life everlasting. Jesus is not a value that we can negotiate.
By rejection we will spend eternity in Hell!!!
2. The name beyond expression – “None other name under heaven given among men”
No other Savior but Jesus; no salvation if He is rejected; no other name to save from destruction, unless He is accepted. No man ever came, or can come, to the Father but by Him.
3. The need beyond exemption – “We must be saved”
It is imperative – we must be saved! Being saved is not a choice; it is an absolute must. Every man needs salvation.
B. Salvation is worked out in a process
1. The believer is to experience a FULL Christian life
Paul wanted these Philippian believers to experience all they had in Christ Jesus. What their salvation had given them, Paul wanted them to make real in their life.
Many believers are spiritually rich but are living as spiritual paupers. They have never experienced or enjoyed all the wealth they have in the salvation.
2. The believer is to experience a FRUITFUL Christian life
Our life is like a field. We are to be fruitful and productive as believers.
We are commissioned, and commanded to bear fruit as believers. We are to cultivate our lives in such a way as they can be productive.
The only thing that keeps back anyone from enjoying all that God in His love is waiting, willing, and able to do, is PRIDE. Pride is a rock over which many men stumble into hell. It is better to lose your pride than to lose your soul.
A. Must be humble enough to admit my need of Christ
Man will never get saved who is not humble enough to admit his need of salvation. God “resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.”
God has a wonderful salvation He wants to give away, but He will not give it to anybody who will not admit their need of Christ.
B. Must be humble enough to submit my will to Christ
God never burglarizes the human will. Every person must come to Christ and trust Him of their own free choice. The only thing that stands between salvation and the sinner is the sinner’s will. The only thing that stands between God’s extreme make over is the sinner’s will.
Look at what the Lord did for all on that Cross, how can anyone say he is not fair and just???
2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2Corinthians 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
AT THE CROSS
Alas, and did my Savior bleed?
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?
At the cross, at the cross where
I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!
Was it for sins that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!
Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut His glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died
For man, His creature’s sin.
Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears.
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.
But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe;
Here, Lord, I give myself away,
’Tis all that I can do.
Love and Prayers