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Posts in category Praise

Our Every Day God

Our Every Day God

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah” Psalm 68:19. By dropping the two words “with benefits” which are not in the original manuscripts, but were added by translators in an effort to clarify, we can see a whole different picture here. Now don’t get me wrong, […]

The Shepherd’s Leading

The Shepherd’s Leading

In John 10:3-4, Jesus, portraying Himself as a shepherd leading his sheep, says, “he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And … he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” We are like sheep that when left to wonder on their own become disoriented, scattered, […]

Open The Gates

Open The Gates

The Bible points us to a path of praise and thanksgiving even when going through dark and difficult places, even before we see the answer to our cry and prayers for deliverance! The Bible says He is “enthroned in the praises of Israel” (extended His people) Psalm 22:3; the original Greek here means He sits […]

Be Thankful And Bless His Name

Be Thankful And Bless His Name

Praise, the Bible says, is beautiful coming from the upright; yes, it is suitable and proper for the righteous to rejoice and offer praise. In fact Isaiah 61:3 says the anointing upon Jesus gives us “the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” When we think of praise probably the first thing we think […]

Awesome

Awesome

“Our God is an awesome God”. Psalm 8:3-4 considers the vastness of His created universe and in the midst of its entire splendor asks why He chose man above everything else upon which to bestow His utmost care and attention. The term “son of man” is applied to Jesus in the New Testament, and remember […]

The Splendor Of His Majesty

The Splendor Of His Majesty

In Psalm 145 David recalls the goodness of God as he extols, exalts, and lifts Him up in praises for His greatness, His glorious splendor, His majesty, and His glorious works. All of creation is intended to praise Him: Revelation 4:11 says that He created all things by His will, and the King James version […]

A Testimony

A Testimony

The Bible clearly shows us that God delights in His people speaking to one another about Him and His goodness (see Malachi 3:16). And not only within the four walls of the church, but to the people in the world around us: “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His […]

Light Or Darkness

Light Or Darkness

Light and darkness are polar opposites: the darkness of a stormy night with no light in sight verses the brilliance of the mid-day sun in a cloudless sky. This is the contrast of two kingdoms, the kingdom of God (which is light) and the kingdom of Satan (which is darkness). The question is which kingdom […]

So Great A Salvation

So Great A Salvation

Psalm 21, from where Rose’s poem for this meditation has been inspired, opens with the psalmist-king expressing joy and rejoicing in the salvation and strength of the Lord Yhovah, (Jehovah). Some expositors or commentators, as well as some Jewish Rabbis, view this Psalm as a picture of Messiah-king rising in victory. However, in the immediate […]

Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving

Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving

In Daniel chapter six we learn of Daniel’s commitment to God and prayer. What did he pray for? The Bible does not tell us at this point, however we know that later in the book he prayed for the restoration of Jerusalem and the return of his people according to the Scriptures (Daniel 9:1-19). This […]