-Theme: The temporal verses the eternal. Idols of man compared to the greatness of the LORD. The LORD’s blessing on those who fear Him and trust in Him. Prioritizing God as number one.
-Historical Insight: This is an anonymous Psalm of God’s glory among men and His eternal benefits to His people.
-*Application* God deserves the glory, and we should be quick to give Him His due with all credit and praise. His lovingkindness and truth put His enemies to rest with overwhelming power and authority because of His authenticity. The idolatrous works of man’s hands have no life and cannot save in the end. Only those who trust in the LORD will find help and a shield against the adversary. When we fear the LORD and trust fully in Him, He will bless us and be totally mindful of our needs. In other words, He will care for us, not just now, but for eternity. We, as God’s people will bless and praise the LORD “from this time forth and forever (Psalm 115:18).” It doesn’t matter if you’re small or great in this world, the opportunity to join His everlasting Kingdom is always available (Psalm 115:13). He will give us increase, which will extend into future generations (Psalm 115:14). The Maker of heaven and earth will be magnified, but those who reject Him will die and go down into silence where they have no way to praise Him (Psalm 115:17). This is Old Testament biblical proof of what we call hell, or a place of separation eternally from the Father.
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 115:13