Psalms 21, 22       (April 27)

                                                         House of Prayer

            “…enthroned on the praises of Israel;”

            Our God is worthy to be praised, not just for all the marvelous things He has done, but also because of who He is. He is the Creator, our Redeemer, and the Lord of all creation. He is our King.

            God’s presence was found in the sanctuary of Jerusalem. Israelites and foreigners alike went to the holy city each year to worship and praise Yahweh. There were seven feasts every year with the sole purpose of bringing honor and glory to the Lord.

            The seven feasts were Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement and the feast of Tabernacles. These celebrations were held to praise God for his redemption, sanctification, covenants and for his multitude of blessings.

            God delights himself with our praises. It does not matter if we praise Him out loud or in a whisper; with musical instruments or Acapella; with old hymns or contemporary (biblical) Christian songs. What matters is that our praises come from a pure and sincere heart.                        

            God lives in the midst of the praises of his people. When we praise our Lord we are glorifying his name as we sing to the Lord of our salvation. God’s presence is experienced in a mighty way, when we praise him with songs of exaltation.                                              

            In our moments alone with Him, when we praise Him with all our heart, we can rejoice in Him and forget about our problems and temptations. In those moments, our hearts become his throne and our lives, his sanctuary.

            Praise Him today!

            Praise Him forever!

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