Saturday 31 August, 2019
“Glorious things are spoken about you, O City of God.” (Psalm 87:3, EHV)
Today is the last day of the month of August in the third quarter of the year. We praise God for the highs and lows all through the last days past. We look to him for Glorious things which he has consistently promised for us. The past days of the year might have had its challenges but glorious things the LORD has spoken of you shall surely never fall to the ground. His wonderful plans for you (Jer. 29:11) in the year 2019 shall ever be yours, it shall come to pass.
Today, as we end the month of August, listen to what the Lord God speaks to you; ‘Glorious things are spoken about you, O child of God’ (Ps. 87:3). At his call to Jeremiah, the LORD God spoke glorious things: “Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I chose you for a special work, I chose you to be a prophet to the nations” (Jer. 1:5).
I am quite persuaded that the LORD has spoken glorious things of me, his dearly beloved son. I will firmly stand in his promises because I know his promises never fade.
John Newton, the 18th century hymn writer in his widely sung hymn Glorious things of thee are spoken did well articulate:
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Holy city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken
Formed thee for His own abode;
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.
Indeed what can shake thy sure repose? Absolutely nothing! Stand firm in his promises, his glorious promises to the very end. God be praised!
Prayer: Glorious and eternal God, help me stand on Christ the solid rock as I look forward to the unfolding of the glorious things you have spoken of me. Amen!
Rev. Julius I. Tabi is a pastor in the Anglican Church of Uganda, Ma’di and West Nile Diocese. He works as Dean of Students at the Arua campus of Uganda Christian University. He is an author of two inspirational books; Triumphing Over Odds and I must get married but how do I get there? Julius, holds M.Phil in Religion, Society and Global Issues from the Norwegian School of Theology and is currently a PhD Student at Uganda Christian University. He is married to Oliver and have two sons; Samuel and Shemuel. To contact Julius, complete this form below.