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Monday, December 2, 2013

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The Psalmist invites all nations to praise the Lord for His merciful kindness to His people. It is the shortest of all the Psalms, nevertheless lofty in its content. Notice that no tribe or nation is left out in the glorious invitation to praise the Lord. In Roman 15:11, the apostle Paul refers to this chapter, to demonstrate that in Christ, God’s mercy has been extended to both the Gentiles and the Jews.

In these two verses alone we can see enough attributes about God to love Him and praise Him. The attributes of God given in this chapter are everlasting as God Himself, and written to remind us that in the midst of insecure society, we may rest secure in God’s love.

The Lord is waiting for us to proclaim His goodness and tell of His power. He is honored by the expression of our praise and thanksgiving. He says, “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth Me.” The Israelites, as they journeyed through the wilderness, praised God in sacred song. The commandments and promises of God were set to music, and along the journey they were sung. In Canaan, when they met for their sacred feasts, God’s wonderful works were recounted, and grateful thanksgiving offered to His name. God desired that the whole life of His people should be a life of praise. This lifestyle will expel the spirit of murmuring and complaint. His children will therefore cultivate attributes of character, which will fit them for the heavenly mansions. Such a testimony will influence others and will be an effective means for winning souls to Christ.

Would you ask God to help you make this your experience, today?

 

Jan Harry Cabungcal
Neuroscientist
Europe for Jesus
Switzerland