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Breaktime: The Who or What of Life

 The What or Who of Life


For what you have done I  will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name,  for your name is good. Psalm 52:9

The Psalmist now determines how he is going to do life −He is going to praise. He is going to intentionally divert his attention from the what of life to the who of life. His heart turns to placing hope in the name of the Lord regardless of life’s situations.

Many of us can praise when life is going right, but what happens when the what of life becomes more significant than the who of life? This happens when our faith becomes detoured because our what’s of life are in a clearer vision than the who of life. This can happen to all of us from time to time if we lose focus on the who of life. Praise puts the perspective on the who of life.

The Who of life is God, and He is determining life by His goodness. So our hope goes beyond the what of life-it goes to our Lord. When our sight focuses on who He is and all He has done for us, faith begins to grow in our heart, and we too, like the Psalmist, can begin praising him for all He has done.

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Are the What’s of life more concerning than the Who of life?

Breaktime Bible Study: The Who and What of Life   

  1. Read Today’s Breaktime
  • Review Scripture

 For what you have done I  will always praise you  in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name,  for your name is good. Psalm 52:9

  • Answer the Questions

What is the Psalmist doing in this passage?  Why?

What does God have to do before you praise Him?

Are the situations of life more prominent than the God of life?

Can you start praising?

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