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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 […]

The Call To Praise

The Call To Praise

Throughout the Scriptures we find numerous calls to bring praise to the Lord with thanksgiving, or examples of people doing so. The book of Psalms contains a great collection of praise and worship “songs”, and encourages us to follow the pattern it sets. “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song” Psalm 98:1; “I will […]

How Great Is God

How Great Is God

The word great is so great that it takes at least eight adjectives to describe it, adjectives such as noble, wonderful, absolute, and five others. We catch a glimpse of the greatness of God in Psalm 8:3-4, as the Psalmist speaks to Him saying, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The […]

The Song Of The Lord

The Song Of The Lord

Singing is a means of expressing the deep feelings, emotions, and desires of the heart. Singing is likely to captivate the heart and mind of the one hearing it more than just spoken words. So when God sings to, or about us, it is powerful indeed! In Zephaniah 3:17 (Amplified Bible) He is speaking to […]

The Art Of Praise

The Art Of Praise

Praise is an art that every child of God should pursue, learn, and practice. Upon coming to Jesus, one of the first things we find is that He gives us “…beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” Isaiah 61:3. He has provided and given […]

Conquering Praise

Conquering Praise

A choice is given to us when we face difficulties, to praise or to complain! Our choice is pivotal toward victory or defeat. Rebellion and Complaining seem to have a close relationship, and between them they kept a whole generation from entering the promised land of Canaan, Numbers 14:2-3; 22-23. 1 Corinthians 10:10 warns us […]

Victory Through Song

Victory Through Song

Have you ever considered the power of song to turn a place of seeming defeat into a place of victory, to turn a dry barren place into a fertile field, and to bring the light of hope into the midst of darkness and gloom? This is exactly where Paul and Silas find themselves (Acts 16:16-34) […]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” -Psalm 95:2. Psalms has to do with singing, music, or words set to music; here it is associated with thanksgiving, and while true thanksgiving incorporates the use of words and music, this rhythm must spring out of adoration and […]

Gloom or Sunshine

Gloom or Sunshine

Gloom and joy are totally opposite of each other; where one is present the other will quickly take flight. Gloom, despair, and all of their relatives come from Satan; how do I know that? Because joy, the very opposite, comes from Jesus, who in John 15:11 said, “These things I have spoken to you, That […]

Extreme Praise

Extreme Praise

Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Psalm 150:2 The Hebrew word here for “praise” is halal, and means to shine, boast, rave, and to celebrate clamorously. To some this may seem extreme, but that is the directive here: “Boast of the Lord! Rave of Him in His sanctuary.” […]