Friday, August 17, 2012

Praise the Lord!

 1Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
 2Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
 3From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised. 
(Psalm 113:1-3, King James Version)

Praise the Lord!

How often do we praise the Lord? From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised. In other words, all of our waking hours should be filled with praise to the Lord.

In practical terms, how is that possible? What changes would we need to make in our lives to insure that we spend all of our waking hours in praise to the Lord? What impact would it make upon our personal lives if we conscientiously determined to praise the Lord from the time we awoke in the morning until we went to sleep at night.

If you are like me, I find myself talking to God throughout the day, but usually I am asking for help in one thing or another. However, God is more than just a convenient cafeteria of helpful entrees. Though we do not know the author of Psalm 113, we do know that all of the Psalmists were constantly praising and glorifying God, even when in the middle of a crisis.

I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. Psalm 9:1

I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies
Psalm 18:3

Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name
Psalm 18:49

Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, ye the seed of Israel.  Psalm 22:23

We must admit that we Christians of the 21st century are a rather wimpy lot. We come to God asking Him tto supply our wants, but often fail to be in awe of our glorious and holy God an King! Let us, by the grace of God, make a concerted effort to praise and glorify God throughout this day and every succeeding day.

God Bless You,

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