It Is Written – Psalm 40

            What is written about you? When I was a kid I always wondered what my teacher would write about me on my report cards. As I got older I dreaded it, because I knew that I had been lazy and not worked up to my potential and I knew that my teachers knew it as well. But have you ever wondered what is written about you in God’s book?

            In Psalm 40:7 David says, “Then I said, ‘Here I am, I have come—It is written about me in the scroll.’” He’s saying, “I’m here; I’m ready. Write that I came when you called and I’m ready to do whatever You have for me to do.” Verse 8 goes on to say, “I desire to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.” He was ready, willing, able, and present for whatever task God had for him to do.

            In the book of Colossians, Paul tells the Christians at Colosse, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Whatever you do, do it for God’s glory. Then only good will be written about you.

            David goes on to use some very strong words to describe his behavior in verses 8 & 9: “I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as You know, O Lord. I do not hide Your righteousness in my heart; I speak of Your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal Your love and Your truth from the great assembly.” Proclaim, seal, hide, speak, conceal. He was open and shouted all about God’s love, faithfulness, righteousness, salvation in front of the great assembly. He wanted everyone to know.

            There was a chorus we sang when I was a kid, “Pass It On”. There was a line in it, “I’ll shout it from the mountaintop, I want the world to know, The Lord of Love has come to me, I want to pass it on.” This is the was David felt about God; he wanted to let everyone know the kind of God he served. And he shouted it out.

            Are you “Passing it on”? Or are your lips sealed because of fear or doubt. Shout it from the mountaintop and let the whole world know that our God is great!

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