Wednesday, November 13, 2019

PRAISE THE LORD!

Today’s Reading: Psalms 148-150

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Joppa is a major port on the west coast of Israel, as it was during Biblical times. It was here that the Apostle Peter fell into a trance and saw a sheet being lowered down from Heaven. On the sheet were all kinds of creatures (Acts 10:12). According to today’s reading, all creatures great and small are to “Praise the Lord!” We non-Jews got in on the blessings of Abraham and Jesus as a result of what happened to Peter. Jonah departed from this port on a whale of a trip! (Jonah 1:3).

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Psalm 150:6

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

 

In Psalm 148, the crown of God’s creation — men and women — are mentioned last for emphasis! Regardless of status, age or sex, everyone is urged to “Praise the Lord!” We, who are believers in Jesus, may want to consider a New Testament reading which expands our reason to “Praise the Lord!” (Philippians 2:8-11).

Psalm 149 moves us into another dimension of praise. We are to praise Him for Who He is! For the ancient Israelite, the celebration of praise was often accompanied by singing, playing musical instruments and dancing!!!

Just in case we failed to get King David’s message, he writes here, in the final hymn in this, the temple hymnbook from which Jesus would have sung, the word “Praise” 13 times in six short verses!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

I praise You, O God! I lift up Your name to honour and glorify You! You alone are worthy! I magnify You with the words of my mouth and with my body language also! Glory! Glory! Glory! You are great and greatly to be praised! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

After reading today’s Psalms, I’ve decided to join Norma-Jean, just the two of us for now, in singing the doxology, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

[Note: The following was written November 13, 2015]… I have much to praise God for.  Some readers may be aware that I was given an “expiry date” of March 2014. MDS acute leukaemia was to take my life in 2 years after diagnosis (March 2012). Yesterday I had a check up and the specialist said that I’m doing better than expected. It will be two years ago this January that he said of my health, “Jaw dropping remarkable.” He gave me permission to quote him. I love having more time with my 11 great-grandchildren, Norma-Jean and the entire family, friends and people down here on earth. Thanks for all who remember me in their prayers!!! I must confess, however, that I was disappointed  for a while that I didn’t get to see Jesus when I had expected to. God’s timing will always be just right!

Yours to encourage us all to “PRAISE THE LORD!”

David

P.S. Here is a beautiful rendition of “The Doxology” I found on Youtube, sung during a wedding ceremony (click HERE). Why not take a moment to praise God and sing along with these young men?

10 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  1. We bless and praise you Almighty God!
    You are exalted above everyone and everything! You alone are worthy of our praise and adoration! There is no God but you, God of Israel, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our God! Those who put their faith and trust in Your Son, Jesus have been given the right to become children of the most high God! Thank You! Thank You!
    May we praise you with our mouths and with the intent of our hearts!
    Thank you Lord for your great love, grace and mercy! Great is your faithfulness, indeed!
    I ask that you bless each and everyone on this blog and lead us in your truth. Amen!

  2. Yes, Lord God, You are great- You created all things – and You are also good – You care about even the least of things. Thank You for that.
    Father, we ask for your grace to believe, trust and obey. Please give us hearts that love You and others; and may our words and the things we do bring praise to You. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. Adoring prayers above and above is where they rise.He (the great I AM) is the only God and Ravi Zacharias explains it best when He points out that all the other (fake) deities are dead and buried.Only one died and rose,as He said He would,and had/has a verifiable empty grave…a borrowed grave.Too many witnesses saw and heard Jesus afterwards for even the Jewish historians or the Roman or other secular historians to deny His resurrection.None of them deny this in their writings.In a court of law it would be ‘case closed’.Hallelujah !
    Very good Doxology.I am fixated on His return for some reason,with my imagination providing a ‘video’ of ‘every knee bowing’…very willingly too.I still have great difficulty getting down on my knees and back up because of 2 knee replacements so in this ‘daydream’,when I got up from bowing before Him,I suddenly realized there’s no more pain,suddenly realizing I was transfigured. Perhaps that is what it will be like?

    Praise

    Let us praise Him with every day,
    Let us praise Him in our sleep,
    Let unceasing praise convey
    The harvest our praises reap.

    Unending love is always ours,
    So unending praise is owed,
    Then His word of truth empowers
    From the Spirit He bestowed.

    He made it all,it’s just for us
    And all are blessed by His love,
    Then He sent our Lord Jesus
    To show the pathway above.

    So only truth bespeak His praise,
    Let not hope flee from sight,
    Thus,let us dance and voices raise,
    To soak in His eternal Light.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 24 Feb, 2014

  4. Yes “Praise GOG from whom ALL BLESSINGS flow. Praise HIM all creatures here below, Amen!! For HE is worthy of all or praise!

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