Praise the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord; give praise, O servants of the Lord,
you that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for he is gracious.
Psalms 135, Verses 1-36
I think that today in most main stream Christian churches we have gotten away from “praising” the Lord. Most of us attend church, go to “the house of the Lord”, just once a week – maybe twice a week. We attend services, say our prayers, and sing a few songs. But do we really “praise” God? Do we lift our voices joyfully, exultantly, enthusiastically? These verses exhort us to praise the Lord when we are in his house, to “sing to his name”. They remind us that we should do this because the Lord is good and gracious.
If I really consider the might of the Lord, if I truly consider who he is and what he has done for humankind, for me, I should be singing His praises from the moment I awake to the moment I fall back asleep, every day. Hallelujah!! God is good!
16 September 2014