I love to think about the word pictures in Psalm 149:6-9. It says, “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written judgment—this honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord!”
Our praise: executes vengeance, punishments, binds with chains those who stand against our God and His ways. Think of what is taking place in the nations right now in our time of history. Yet, Psalm 2:4 says, “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.”
I use this verse in spiritual warfare. I say something like: Lord, let those who oppose You and Your ways hear Your laughter of derision in heaven and cause them to shake in their boots in terror!
Psalm 119:7 says, “I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments.” We learn about the Lord as we daily read through His word. He declares Himself to those who love Him.
John 14:21 says, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Manifest in the Greek means to cause to shine, to appear, come to view, reveal, exhibit, make visible, present oneself in the sight of another, be conspicuous. How does the Lord do this? Through His word.
Psalm 25:14 Amplified says, “The secret ( of the sweet, satisfying companionship) of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its (deep, inner) meaning.”
1 Corinthians 2:10 Amplified says, “Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through his Spirit, for the (Holy) Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God (the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny).”
I don’t know about you, but I want to know the way the Lord works. Psalm 119:27 is the verse I’m memorizing right now. It says, “Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.” Let us stand, and keep on standing, through wielding our mighty weapons of meditating and praise!