Psalms, chapter 99

God Answers prayers.Let us trust in the Lord, seek his wisdom and pray with faith.

Our Bible reading for today is from Psalms 99, the verse of reference in  is: 

 “Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them. (Psalms 99:6 NIV).


Common denominator of the three: invoking the name of God and He responded.

Historical commentary. – This is a psalm of praise to the exalted King of Israel, the God Almighty, calling the nations to worship him. The distinctive idea in this Psalm is the holiness of God, three times is said that He is holy. His holiness produces exclamations of praise at the beginning of Psalm and expressions of intimacy and affection at the end: He is holy in and sublime grandeur exalted (v. 2), for his righteous judgments (v. 4, 5) and in His mercy to answer the prayers of His saints without compromising his righteousness (verses 6-9). The example of Moses, Aaron and Samuel teaches us that God, is interested in answering every prayer requests that raises before His throne. 

Calling for God to answer. – God invites us to seek and invoke His name, and we face this condition: “If my people will humble themselves who are called by my name, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7: 14). “Those who seek solace inside grow weary and disillusioned. The feeling of our weakness and unworthiness should lead us to invoke in humility of heart the atoning sacrifice of Christ. By relying on its merits, find rest, peace and joy. He saves to the uttermost all who come unto God by him. 4TS 40.

Characteristics of Moses, Aaron and Samuel. – The Bible records several examples where Moses, Aaron and Samuel cried out for divine help, they asked and God answered. Please read through these passages, Moses: Exodus 15:25; 18:19; AARON Numbers 16:44-48; Samuel: 1 Samuel 7:5, 9; 15:11. Note that the great men and women of God have always been people of great faith and prayer. Today, God challenges his children to cry out in all circumstances, and He will respond speedily. 


God our Father and eternal provider. We thank you because you are always ready to hear our prayers. We ask that our requests may be answer according to your will. In the name of Jesus, amen.

By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios
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