Reach Out and Trust is a faith-based 30-minute program brought to you each Sunday morning at 7:30 am and 11:30 am. Reach Out and Trust is a ministry of Whitney United Methodist Church here in Boise. Rev. Christina Thompson is the pastor at Whitney and each week brings her sermon to the radio. Each program is designed to encourage trust in the Lord and seeks to bring everyone who listens to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
Today, Reverend Christina concludes her sermon series titled God is My Rock. She focuses on Psalms 19 and 95, which deal with worshipping and praising God, especially for physical victories and positive answers to prayer. Especially in the Psalms of David, there are references to two appellations that were dear to David’s heart: 1) that God was his rock or strength, or put another way, his defense and refuge; and 2) that God had rescued or redeemed him from wayward activities. In fact, David felt God alone had the ability to redeem him from both sin and death. At the end of Psalm 19, David closes with these words, “Let the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” David here is asking God to approve his words and thoughts as though they were offerings brought to the altar. We can do the same in our own lives by beginning each day with a prayer that God’s love will guide us in the way we think, say and do.
In this week’s show, Reverend Christina Thompson takes listeners through Psalm 19:14 and Psalm 95:1-7 which say (ESV):
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
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1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Today, if you hear his voice,