A Season of Psalms - Psalm 57:5
“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!”
English Standard Version (ESV)
Do you see Sherwin-Williams delivery trucks everywhere? I do. The trucks are painted red, white, and blue, so they’re very hard to miss! The logo depicts a paint bucket pouring red paint over the earth’s surface with the words “Cover the Earth.” How do you feel about swimming in red paint?
Sherwin-Williams and God’s glory have something in common: both are all over the earth. David recognizes this in Psalm 57 when he twice utters: “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!” As in previous psalms, David is in distress and is calling out for God with all the power of a King, Judge, and Divine Warrior to come and address his situation. In the midst of emotional pain and life-or-death circumstances, David was still zealous that God would be glorified in the answering of his prayer, that His glory and exaltation would be seen and felt everywhere, in all places, at all times. Far, far above the heavens. In every nook and cranny of creation. There is no place that will escape His great glory.
John Piper: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” Are you satisfied? He’s given us His Son. His Spirit dwells within us. Our lives today are a living testimony of His goodness and grace. He’s given much more than we can begin to fathom. What can we give Him in return? Glory is a good place to start! Our God is an awesome God. Stand in awe of Him today!
Further Reading: Psalm 148; Luke 2:8-20
Pray with me today:
You are worthy, Father, Creator. You are worthy, Savior, Sustainer. You are worthy and wonderful; worthy of worship and praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.