Saturday, April 7, 2018

Psalm 113:1-3 NIV 2011

Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord.

Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.

 

This Psalm is the first of six Jews called the “Egyptian Hallel.” They were used during religious festivals: Passover, Weeks, Tabernacles, Dedication, and New Moon. God is Lord of all. Psalm 138:6, “Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.” All of God’s faithful have reasons to praise the Lord. Psalm 34:22, “The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.” Remembering to praise God throughout each day is an appropriate response to everything He has done. The Lord alone is worthy of eternal praise.

 

What is my daily attitude toward the Lord? Am I devoted to Him? Answering those questions involves remembering back to that day I dedicated my life to Him. The rest of that answer reveals I need that feeling each day when my feet hit the deck. My devotion needs to be wholehearted. Having absolute abandon to God is a choice we make each day. While there are days of complete failure, it doesn’t keep me from beginning again. God is worthy of my eternal praise.

 

Why is God worthy of eternal praise?

 

Praising you Lord,

S

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