Be magnified O LORD
You are highly exalted
And there is nothing
You can’t do
Be magnified O LORD
— Be Magnified, Don Moen
Today’s QT started with this song in my head and eventually Psalm 134. A really short chapter and it showed how I kinda looked down on “short praises”. But thankfully, our God does not bless or hear us based on how long or short our prayers and praises are. He just, listens to every bit of it.
Psalm 132: 3-5 was next.
3 “I will not enter my house
or go to my bed,
4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
5 till I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Just wow, because I was blown away by David’s fervour for the Lord. If it was me, I’ll be like “I can continue searching the next day… I can continue building the next day… I can push QT to the next day…” Well there’s a sense of urgency and importance for God in David’s heart. He prioritised God. He put Him first.
Whereas for me, I do not think I am at that level yet. But it is a heart posture we all have to have.
Anyway, for the past 2 days I started watching “The Bride of Habaek” (it’s been so long since I watched KDrama!) and the only thing that captivated me was how pretty that minimalistic hotel is but ok that aside — it’s about the water god who needed to come down to Earth to find the 3 god stones in the earthly realm so that he could return to the heavens and be a king. And then like any other Kdrama, there will be romance involved, not just in the main lead but also second lead romance ha.
The water God, did not understand why he had to come down to earth in order to find the god stones. Why did he even have to associate himself (a heavenly creature) with humans (mere mortals)? Down a few episodes, in one of the conversation with the female lead she mentioned casually, probably that’s because he is here to learn how to be a king. To me, this scene reminded me of Jesus. The king, who was sent to earth (not to find whatgodstones to become a king) but He came down to earth to serve and not to be served. Jesus could have possibly adopted the route that the water god took — expecting everyone he meet to give him something in order to help him become the king.
But Jesus chose to associate and be amongst men so that Hebrews 4:15 can become real and relevant to us, which says “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.” Who amongst Jesus, would believe that the man who went through life like them, would be a King? Anyway, just as how Jesus was able to do it, we too can also.