A Continual Praise!
1 Chronicles 16.8-13 ESV
8 Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! 9 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wondrous works! 10 Glory in His Holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! 11 Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His presence continually! 12 Remember the wondrous works that He has done, His miracles and the judgments He uttered, 13 O offspring of Israel His servant, children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
Church when was the last time you went before the Lord for prayer and actually started off with a song of praise? God is the only one worthy of our praise, but how often do we really come into His courts with praise? King David writes this psalm and says we should “seek His presence continually”. Have you sought for Him toady church?
When the children of Israel went into battle at Jericho they were instructed to start with praise (cf Josh. 6). At God’s command the priest went before the people blowing the “9 The armed men were walking before the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and the rear guard was walking after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually.” Look again it reads that the priest blew the trumpets continually as they army marched in silence.
King David [known as sweet psalmist of Israel (2 Samuel 23:1)] gives thanks to the Lord for the tabernacle, and he offers praise to the Lord for His great faithfulness on behalf of Israel.
Church our God is alive and He is faithful beyond all comprehension towards us as a people. Not a single one of us deserves His mercy and grace, yet He is faithful and His mercies are new every morning towards us (cf. Lam. 3.22-24). If only we were as faithful towards Him.
Our lives today are very “busy”, but we are the ones who make our schedule. Think about that how much time do you give to Him during the course of your day? I don’t know what time it may be when you read this, but take a few minutes to just give Him thanks and praise Him for His holiness and faithfulness today.
To God Be the Glory ~Amen!