It is not our business to re-write Bible verses!

It is not our business to re-write Bible verses!

(J.R. Miller)

“I will praise the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1

It is not hard to praise the Lord at some times.
There are days when all is bright.
There is no sickness in our house.
No recent sorrow has left our heart sad.
It is easy then, to praise the Lord.

But there are other times when things are different. Business is not prosperous — or health is broken.
We begin to say this verse — but we cannot get through it: “I will praise the Lord at . . . “

We cannot bless the Lord for the broken health — or for the empty chair. Yet there the words stand. We cannot make them read: “I will praise the Lord at some times; His praise will be on my lips on certain days — days when the sun shines.”

It is not our business to re-write Bible verses — but it is our business rather to bring our lives up to the standard of the inspired words. So we must learn to say the verse just as it is written.

We must learn to bless the Lord on the dark days — as well as the bright days.
We must learn to praise God in pain — as well as in pleasure.

Have we learned this lesson?

About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

One Response to “It is not our business to re-write Bible verses!”

  1. What a powerful blog. Yes indeed and thank you. Our circumstances may change. We may find ourselves in an intensive care ward in hospital. But God has not changed. This is the lesson we learn from the psalms. The Psalms speak of pain, suffering, dying and great loss. (Job for one example)..yet…. God is still God.. Our word praise to us means only one thing. Biblical steps – there are five. But TODAH praise is when our life is a mess. I have to make a choice. My hand is lifted feebly from my clenched side…..I choose to TODAH Him. He is still God! My circumstances can’t change HIM. (The five biblical steps where we translate all as praise are…Todah, Yaddah, Shabbok, Hallal and Zamar. It is a wonderful study and through the circumstances of my husband’s recent major surgery we had to learn just how wonderful our God is when we acknowledge the Word means what the Word says. Our God is ever, ever, ever worthy of our praise.

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