1 Peter 2:9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
We were built to praise Him. Our purpose is to praise Him. As I write this the Spirit impresses my spirit to the point where I want to leap out of my skin to emphasize this very point. Our primary service is to the Lord, above other men, above our families and above ourselves the Lord comes first. And what good can we find to do in the service of our Lord? We can praise Him:
Psalm 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
|Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of|
praise--the fruit of lips that openly profess his name
If you want to know what the Spirit is saying today, this is the message this servant hears loud and clear: praise Him.
He has proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is God and He is worthy to receive our constant praise and adoration. Thanks be to God for His great goodness to us, His servants.
Who was a man after God's own heart? Who in the Bible was loved by the Lord? Who was the king from which our Lord descended in human lineage? It was David. What did David write? The Psalms. What are the Psalms? Declarations of praise and adoration for our Lord and King.
If we want to be a people that walks with God, His praise should continually be on our lips:
Psalm 34:1I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
grace and peace