Psalm 115

Not to us, LORD, not to us
but to your name give glory
because of your mercy and faithfulness.

Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”

Our God is in heaven
and does whatever he wills.

Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.

They have mouths but do not speak,
eyes but do not see.

They have ears but do not hear,
noses but do not smell.

They have hands but do not feel,
feet but do not walk;
they produce no sound from their throats.

God has given us all the same parts, mouths, eyes, ears, noses, hands, feet, and all these have its purpose. But even when he gives us an abundance we still neglect him and his wonderful gifts to us. We rather use those parts to please ourselves. To feel powerful, to feel good and to build up our confidence. In the end that never really fulfills our needs. The need to live for something greater than ourselves.


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