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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Daily Word, April 27, 2011 - "Psalm 117"

Psalm 117
"Praise the LORD, all nations!  Extol him, all peoples!  For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.  Praise the LORD!"
One of the shortest psalms in scripture and yet it teaches us much about worship.  At church this week, we begin a series about worship.  This series is designed to help us understand worship from God's viewpoint.  In this study, this particular psalm spoke to me.  What does it tell us?  It tells us that worship is a deserved offering to God.  We worship for many reasons in the modern church.  We worship so we don't have to hear an hour of preaching, we worship so we can stay attentive during the service, we worship because it is our particular style of music, and the list goes on.  But real worship isn't about people or even me.  Real worship is about something, dare I say someone, much greater.  The Psalmist says to praise and extol the Lord, why?  Because "great is his steadfast love...and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever."  Because of who God is, because of what He has done, we worship!  It is time that the bride of Christ turn their worship and attention toward the One who is worthy of it.  Praise the Lord, all nations!  Extol him, all peoples!

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