Day 127: The One most worthy of praise (1 Chronicles 15-17)

Posted: August 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

I love reading about David. This was a man who did everything with passion and zeal. His love for the LORD was real! It permeated everything he did. He praised unabashedly as king in front of his people, even it meant ridicule. Although he made mistakes (i.e. carrying the Ark into Jerusalem on an ox cart instead of in the hands of Levites), he learned from them and yearned for the forgiveness of his Father. Not only that, but when he prayed, he prayed hard! He came before God honestly, and with every bit of feeling he had in him.

I’m not going to write much tonight. Rather, I’m going to let David’s psalm of thanks after bringing the ark into Jerusalem do the talking for me. It’s more meaningful than anything I can ever write. As you read this, search your heart for the words to thank God for the many blessings He has given you. Thank Him for who He is, a loving, righteous, holy, pure God who loves you more than anything. Take joy in the fact that God rules over the earth, not the demons of this world. Smile as you remember your Savior, pressing once again on your heart that only by His grace are we saved forever! If you are in a rut, this is the kind of passage that will get your heart pumping for God again.

Read this, commit some of it to memory for an especially rainy day, and let God’s love speak to you today. Praise Him, love Him, worship Him and pray to Him with all your heart!

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones. He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.” When they were but few in number,few indeed, and strangers in it,they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:”Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.” Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols,but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place. Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength, ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!” Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them! Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, “Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise.” Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. – 1 Chronicles 15:7-36

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