Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Reason To Sing. Psalm 135:3.

God Loves You
No matter what happens some truths will always be the same. We all have problems and struggles but to languish self-pity and sorrow will accomplish little.

“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name for that is pleasant.” Psalm 135:3 NIV.

It is good to praise the Lord, and it is right even though we don’t feel like it. We praise Him for who He is- He is God, and He is Good.

This goodness of God requires faith on our part. God is good, no matter what our suffering and sorrows suggest. We can't answer all the questions of suffering but God has a purpose, and it is a good purpose because He is good. When we say that God is good we mean God is without sin, He acts without evil purposes, and His actions are based on love and holiness. So, we should rejoice and sing His praise.

God made us for Himself and His purposes. We benefit when we fulfill those purposes, one of which is that we are blessed by worshiping Him. We are psychologically made to praise our Creator, and I suspect we even have a need to praise God.

We still have many reasons to praise God, no matter what trials we face. He gives us life, food, sunlight, air to breathe, friendships, and an intelligent mind; we should praise Him for these and our many other blessings. Above all, we should praise Him for His Love which compelled Him to send His Son to die on the cross to pay for our sins, so that by faith we may have eternal life through Him. And not only eternal life but many spiritual blessings such as His Word, the Bible, the Holy Spirit, the fellowship of His church, the blessing of prayer, the fruit of the spirit, the list goes on, and on.

To praise His name is “pleasant,” some even it is enjoyable, satisfying, and enriching. My own experience si that to praise God is pleasant. Sometimes it starts out dull, but that is my fault, not God’s. It is my fault because I lack faith, or am impatient for blessing, or I have some sin to confess that has hindered God’s blessing. When I confess and repent I am freed to receive His blessing and experience worship to be pleasant even joyous.

Let us regularly take the time to express praise to our Lord, if we don’t we are settling for much less in our lives.

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