Psalm 72:18 God, Alone Does It

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Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. Psalm 72:18 

Credit is often given to a person for doing something great. People see him do something great and think that he is wonderful for doing a great action. However, the action done is not usually done completely alone. It often takes more than one to do a great action.

Businesses are known for honoring a person for some great sales, but in reality it took a whole team to make the sales happen. Often, there are several that were the real work behind the great deed done.

Solomon praises God because He is the one who does marvelous deeds. He sees God as the only one who does marvelous deeds completely on His own.

It is easy for a person to take credit for doing something, but forget about where the real credit should go.

While people can do good things, even great things, they cannot do those good things on their own. Every person needs help to do anything, whether great or small. There is always the support of other people, but ultimately there is the support of God.

God gives each and every person the ability to do whatever is done, whether great or small. However, God is able to do great and marvelous deeds with no help from anyone else. He is the One the who is able to provide food, healing, life, health, salvation and much more to anyone and everyone who needs it.

Although honoring a person is good, praising God is needed for every good deed done. God is able to do those things alone, though He often chooses to use others to make things happen. God is behind everything good.

God is the one who is worthy of all praise for the good deeds being done.

Think about all the good things that you have in your life. Think about all the good things you have done in your lifetime. Realize that it was God who is working in your life. He is the one who made those things possible.

Give God the praise for what He has done and is doing in and through you and others all over this world. He is always at work doing marvelous deeds, changing and saving lives around the world, despite the evil being done in this world.

I pray today that you will see what God has done; that you will know the work God is doing in your life; that you will know the work God is doing in this world; that you will give God praise for His work; and that you will be a witness of God’s marvelous deeds. 

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