Friday, June 16, 2017

Worship Is Not About US!!!

Psalm 33

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.
For the  Lord he is faithful in all he does. For the Lord is    right and true. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

If the purest form of a hymn is praise to God for what He is and does, this is a fine example.” (Derek Kidner)

New song’ simply means that every praise song should emerge from a fresh awareness of God’s grace.” (Boice)

This is a great psalm that looks at the heart of worship and the heart of the worshipper.  We see the worshipper is full of joy, shouts and it is an expression of an inward gratitude for all God is and has done.  It looks at God's faithfulness, his unfailing love and also the beauty in His Creation that he has spoken into existence by his "word".  

The heart of worship is praising God for who is He and always will be.  Worship is not about us, but about God.  As I have said before but it bears repeating, when someone says, "I did not get a lot out of worship today", they are missing the point.  Worship focuses on God and his unchanging, immutable and ever faithful character.  

Most importantly worship is a response born out of our trusting in God and seeing His deliverance in our lives.  For the Christian it is centered in the saving work of Jesus Christ. We can never praise God enough for what He has done for us in Christ Jesus.  And in heaven we will be praising God every day in every way in His presence.  Praise be to God!

Spend some time today praising God!!!

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