PRAISE THE LORD ALL THE TIME

PRAISE THE LORD ALL THE TIME.

PSALM 113.

This simple psalm is worth memorising to help us to ‘praise the Lord’, continuously – all day every day, simply for WHO He is!  

He is allpowerful v4

        unique v5

        humble v6

        caring v7-9

It is interesting that v7- 9 are a direct quote from Hannah’s prayer of rejoicing at the promised birth of her son Samuel. (1Smauel 2:8 & 9)

I find it difficult to ‘praise the Lord’ without anchoring it in what He has done, and is doing for humanity.  It is His powerful, unique, humble and caring character that brought about creation, restoration ( Good Friday and Easter) and continuous enabling, so awesomely achieved through His threefold person of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

So, though it is easy to ‘praise the Lord’ when things are going well for us and when we meet together at FAC and sing; we are required to do more than that.  We must be like this God – doing as well as saying or singing!

As we thought through this psalm we were reminded of Jesus’ solemn warning in Matthew 25:31-46 when at the final judgement JESUS (the king) separates the people into two groups – those who have acted out of God’s character – kindness to the poor and needy as God Himself has done – and those who haven’t.

We can praise all we like but if it doesn’t result in action for those in need (of love and of the good news etc) we also might hear ‘depart from me’ v41.

Lord please help us to become more like Jesus.

Peter and Elizabeth.

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One thought on “PRAISE THE LORD ALL THE TIME

  1. Amen Elizabeth and Peter! This song He is Exalted by Twila Paris comes to my mind. May we praise Him all the time because of who he is.

    He is exalted, the King is exalted on high
    And I will praise Him
    He is exalted, forever exalted and
    I will praise His Name

    For He is the Lord
    Forever His truth shall reign
    Heaven and earth rejoice in His holy Name
    He is exalted, the King is exalted on high

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