Monday, July 13, 2020

Praise the Lord

By: Joanne Viola

It is hard to believe that today we will take a look at the fifteenth and final psalm of ascents – Psalm 134. Here we find a psalm that is a call to worship.

“Oh, praise the Lord all you servants of the Lord, you who serve at night in the house of the Lord.”
(verse 1, NLT)

This is our call – praise the Lord. All of us are to praise the Lord and remember what He has done. Praise is to occur both day and night, it is a continual act or posture of our hearts. 

“Lift up holy hands in prayer, and praise the Lord.” (verse 2, NLT)

This was a common and humble gesture, one of surrender to God. It focuses the heart to look upward, and not inward and relying on self. 

“May the Lord who made heaven and earth, bless you from Jerusalem.” (verse 3, NLT)

A simple request for the Lord to bless. That He would do what would be beneficial and good.

It is as we praise the Lord, we receive a blessing. Perhaps this is the reason we so often remember this quote:

“Man’s chief work is the praise of God.”
For what will you praise God for today?

Photo by David Tommasino


1 comment:

  1. Joanne,
    I love the Psalms of ascent...often when I listen to praise music in church or at home, my hands automatically go up in a posture of lifting praise to God. I agree that worshipping is an act that is just as, if not more so, beneficial to us as it is glorifying to God. Lovely post.
    Bev xx


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