This week we will look at Psalm 116, Salvation (Monday), Psalm 115 Confidence in God (Tuesday), 1 Peter 4:12-5:14 (Wednesday), Psalm 113, Bless the Lord (Thursday), and Psalm 112, The blessings and responsibilities of a righteous life (Friday).
After we have been saved, have built up our confidence in God, then we can bless the Lord.
Psalm 113 speaks of blessing the Lord. The Psalmist tells us to praise the Lord, how long to do it, when to do it, and why to do it.
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.”
Are our lives characterized by an attitude of continual praise to the Lord? Because of who God is and what He has done for us, we should be praising Him all the time.
Let’s try that and see what happens.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001