Praise The Lord!

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Praise The Lord!

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. (Psalm 95:6 KJV)

Worship is a necessary component of our relationship with God. It is the quintessential element of our adoration, the acknowledgement and acceptance of His first place in our lives therefore deserving our foremost attention.  It is also a part of our service or ministration unto God as worship is a requirement from God, a demand by Him for our Good.

About Worship and its demand by God; the Bible says, “I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” (Exo. 20:2-6 KJV). Notice, God says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me… Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them” God is very clear about His intolerance to our worship and service of other gods. We must be clear about this demand and avoid occasion that conflict our worship and allegiance of the True God. This is for our necessary good as the penalty of the infraction could be grievous and far reaching unto the third and fourth generation of them.

Worship is an act of service shown for adoration, admiration and respect of someone or person. It is the notion of deference, preference and reverence extended to a person for the deep respect borne toward such essentially for the value or benevolence so derived from existing relationship. Note that worship is a product of knowledge and relationship. We must know who we worship.

At a well in Sychar, a city of Samaria, Jesus said to a woman He met, “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship…” (John 4:22 KJV). A worship cannot be true where what or who is worshipped is not known; such worship is false and baseless. Truly it is to no value but concerning our worship of God, the Bible reiterate, “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.” (Psalm 95:6-7 KJV) We worship God for He is our maker, our God; we are His people and the sheep of His hand.

Beloved, our knowledge of God, His blessing and benefits to us will naturally motivate our worship and service of Him. This is important to our wellness and well being. Akin to the compensation and benefits adduced by an employer to an employee for which an employee will be eager and willing to serve, so will everyone be willing and eager to worship and serve God when the blessing and benefits of God being our God is both known and understood. Let us therefore gain and grow in the knowledge of God and our worship of Him will seemly be natural. Let us worship and bow down…to God our maker. Amen

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Whenever I am Afraid

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. ( Psalm 48:1 KJV)

‘Great’ is typically used to describe who or what is unusual, uncommon or extraordinary. It denotes feats that are above common or average practice or standard. It identifies superior and impressive status or benchmark. Through history, people and places have been described and marked “Great”, to record, honor and recognize the magnificence and opulence of their accomplishment, size or status. 

Human history, has records of ‘great’ men who made important and significant contributions or changes to courses and events in our World. Their respective landmark feat, discovery or valiance has continuing effect and relevance till present. These men so described “great” had unparalleled distinction to make important and in some case permanent change or evolution to Earth’s social development and Human wellness. The ascribed status is a testament to Man’s ability to identify and ascribe worth or value to superlative accomplishment. 

It must be noted (however) that all notable “great” Men in history were limited by Time and Scope. Time, in that their existence was not perpetual and Scope, in that each of them was specialized only in the context or content of their respective life’s course or study; Military, Science, Religion, etc.

The extrapolation of this background is to modulate and mark the insufficiency of Words to describe God as “Great” giving the culpable limitation of men described as “great”. In Human diction, “Great” is a term used to describe extraordinary feats, it however, failed to sufficiently recognize the exceeding glamour of God’s magnificence compared to any mortal being described as “ great”. The Greatness of God is simply incomparable. 

Though, no attempt is contemplated to verify or substantiate God with Man, rather it is to disqualify anyone as fit to be called ‘great’ should no word exist to truly qualify God being ‘Great’

It is in this context the Scripture (I believe) would not only describe God as “Great” but direct and command that God be praised “Greatly”.  It is insufficient to call God “Great” without doing so in a manner that is above or beyond normal, usual or standard. Praise the Lord!

Consider what the Bible says of God; “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. (Psalm 145:3-7 KJV)

Beloved, the important note and notice here is not to ‘just’ describe God as “Great”, since there is a general weakness with Words to describe the vastness of God; wanting Words in Man’s diction for the adequate rendition, we must go forward and Praise God – Greatly!

Praise the Lord!!!

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Why Bless the Lord

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. (Psalm 95:6 KJV)

Worship is a necessary component of our relationship with God. It is the quintessential element of our adoration, the acknowledgement and acceptance of His first place in our lives therefore deserving our foremost attention.  It is also a part of our service or ministration unto God as worship is a requirement of God, a demand by Him for our necessary Good.

About Worship and its demand by God; the Bible says, “I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” (Exo. 20:2-6 KJV).  Notice, God says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me… Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them” God is very clear about His intolerance to our worship and service of other gods. We must be clear about this demand and avoid occasion that conflict our worship and allegiance of the True God. This is for our necessary good as the penalty of the infraction could be grievous and far reaching unto the third and fourth generation of them.

Worship is an act of service shown for adoration, admiration and respect of someone or person. It is the notion of deference, preference and reverence extended to a person for the deep respect borne toward such essentially for the value or benevolence so derived from existing relationship. Note that worship is a product of knowledge and relationship. We must know who we worship.

At a well in Sychar, a city of Samaria, Jesus said to a woman He met, “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship…” (John 4:22 KJV). Worship cannot be true when what or who is worshipped is not known; such worship is false and baseless, truly it is of no value. Concerning our worship of God, the Bible reiterate, “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.” (Psalm 95:6-7 KJV) We worship God for He is our maker, our God; we are His people and the sheep of His hand.

Beloved, our knowledge of God, His blessing and benefits to us will naturally motivate our worship and service of Him. This is important to our wellness and wellbeing. Akin to the compensation and benefits adduced by an employer to an employee for which an employee will be eager and willing to serve, so will everyone be willing and eager to worship and serve God when the blessing and benefits of God being our God is both known and understood. Let us therefore gain and grow in the knowledge of God and our worship of Him will seemly be natural. Let us worship and bow down…to God our maker. Amen

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