Voices Together

Psalm 150:1-6---Warning a Jeremiad following

Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything [all things]that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

I have been blessed by sitting often at the feet, some times actually and sometimes virtually, of men of God. Men with deep faith and a through understanding of the Scriptures. That blessing continues through to this day. The pastor where we attend is such a man.
 Praise the LORD.

However, the Church is being held captive in many instances and sliding into apostasy. My conviction is that one of the causes is a lack of understanding about how the LORD, God, the Almighty desires to be worshiped in spirit and in truth. This leads to a dangerous willingness to worship God as WE want to worship.

Psalm 150 is a compact description of how the LORD, God, the Almighty wishes to be worshiped.

Read this powerful Psalm of praise and worship. Read it again and again. Read it next Lord's Day morning in your church's sanctuary before the “worship” service begins if you can concentrate over the chatter.

Read and meditate on this Psalm afterwards. Ask yourself which portions of the morning were more focused on worship of the LORD, God, the Almighty? Were there portions which even though powerful and instructive, were better suited to a Sunday evening teaching series?

Reserve some times during the week for His worship and glory. We need to reset our minds, worship of the LORD, God, the Almighty is not something reserved for Sunday morning, but is the focal point of our lives.

Praise the LORD, God, the Almighty

Readings

Morning Psalm 41, Noon Psalm 119:137-144, Evening Psalm 93

 

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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