The Necessity Of Praise And Worship

NOTE-September 30 , a double confirmation to this call to praise and worship.
I sparked up E-Sword and two devotions a day later were exactly on this message .One day later amazing.
I will post the two at the end of this post.

There has never been a time like what we are seeing in our life's.

The Lord said, 'no matter how hard things become, no matter what is ahead, stop, praise me, worship me and you will find a satisfaction that nothing else can bring'.

Many of you may worship and praise differently, but I implore you just worship and praise as you will. We must not neglect praise and worship, this is the single thing we will do in eternity, so why not start now.

I do not care if the world is on fire, and war is all over, praise the Lord in the storm, lift your hands in worship to our Holy King.

Come what may beloved, we are to sing, praise, worship, shout, cry out, or humbly bow your head, just do it. This is what gives you the edge to your walk, it is what sets us apart from pro-fain, apostate worship. All is to be done decently and in order, but never quench the Holy Spirit, move as he moves, wait as he stands still in your life.

The Character of our Lord is seen in this psalm and it's the very reason why we know we can, and should, praise, openly, freely all the day and night in our heart praise the lord.

Set apart time for one on one praise, worship, and prayer. Go into the prayer closet and pour out your heart, needs, fears, concerns, intercession for others, I tell you if you start and end with praise, as we see in so many psalms, it will be an offering of praise, but well worth the time, sacrifice your time, sacrifice your fear, sacrifice a T.V. show, sacrifice what it may be, but sacrifice as a living sacrifice not a dead one. Beloved, we need to praise and worship, O' how we need this in these hard times. Hard times should bring us closer to the lord and not further away.

Read Psalms 33

Psa 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
Psa 33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

Psa 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

Psa 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right, and all his works are done in truth.

Psa 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

Psa 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psa 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Psa 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

Psa 33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psa 33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

Psa 33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Psa 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Psa 33:13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

Psa 33:14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

Psa 33:15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

Psa 33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

Psa 33:17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

Psa 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

Psa 33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

Psa 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

Psa 33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him because we have trusted in his holy name.

Psa 33:22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according to as we hope in thee.

What the Psalm means is as follows by Albert Barnes;

The psalm properly consists of three parts:

I. an exhortation to praise God;

II. reasons why he should be praised; and

III. The expression of a purpose thus to praise Him.

I. An exhortation to praise God, Psa_33:1-3. In this, there is a call on the righteous to praise Him with songs and with musical instruments - the harp, the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings; a call to make use of the best powers of music in all its varied forms in His service.

II. Reasons for thus praising Him, Ps. 33:4-19.

(1) His general character for goodness and truth, Psa_33:4-5.

(2) The fact that He made the universe; or, the wisdom and power displayed by Him in creation, Psa_33:6-9.

(3) The stability of His counsel or purposes, Psa_33:10-11.

(4) The blessings which He bestows upon those who acknowledge Him to be their God - blessings of care, protection, and deliverance in danger, Psa_33:12-19.

III. The purpose of the writer, and of those who were associated with him, thus to praise God, Psa_33:20-22.

The psalm is thus one that is appropriate to the people of all lands and times, and will be better appreciated in proportion as people become more and more acquainted with God in the wisdom, the power, and the skill which He has shown in the works of creation, and in His providential government of the world.

Clarke's words I will also add:

Psalms 33

The Lord is praised for his works of creation, Psa_33:1-9; and for the stability of his own counsels, Psa_33:10, Psa_33:11. The blessedness of the people who have the knowledge of the true God, his grace, and providence, Psa_33:12-15. The vanity of all earthly dependence, Psa_33:16, Psa_33:17.

The happiness of them that fear God, and trust in his mercy, Psa_33:18-22.

This Psalm has no title in the Hebrew and it was probably written on no particular occasion but was intended as a hymn of praise in order to celebrate the power, wisdom, and mercy of God. Creation and providence are its principal subjects, and these lead the psalmist to glance at different parts of the ancient Jewish history.


Did you get that? By praising and worshiping- we get more acquainted with our Lord.

I was listening to a song by Larnel Harris-I Miss My Time With You-I wept and wept, it spoke to my heart and the lord presence was all around me.

The Psalm speaks of a new song, a song on instruments and such, it is good to have good Christ exulting, anointed praise music while you praise and worship.

When you pray, it is music off, and a holy hush fills the air. In praise and worship we see the lord high and lifted up, we see his majesty as the King of Kings.

I end with what Spurgeon today wrote, it is fitting to end with this, what promise beloved.

I pray for you today that you will stand in the storm, that you will lift up holy hands and worship our soon coming King.

Hard times are on us and will increase very fast, it's late in the time frame of the full Judgments of God, but they have started, and will increase, see to it you are in faith not fear.


September 30-Spurgeon

Morning
“Sing forth the honor of his name, make his praise glorious.”
- Psa_66:2

It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God’s most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of his grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no authoritative rubric for daily praise; we have no commandment prescribing certain hours of song and thanksgiving: but the law written upon the heart teaches us that it is right to praise God; and the unwritten mandate comes to us with as much force as if it had been recorded on the tables of stone, or handed to us from the top of thundering Sinai.

Yes, it is the Christian’s duty to praise God. It is not only a pleasurable exercise, but it is the absolute obligation of his life.

Think not ye who are always mourning, that ye are guiltless in this respect, or imagine that ye can discharge your duty to your God without songs of praise.

You are bound by the bonds of his love to bless his name so long as you live, and his praise should continually be in your mouth, for you are blessed, in order that you may bless him; “this people have I formed for myself, they shall show forth my praise”; and if you do not praise God, you are not bringing forth the fruit which he, as the Divine Husbandman, has a right to expect at your hands.

 Let not your harp then hang upon the willows, but take it down, and strive, with a grateful heart, to bring forth its loudest music. Arise and chant his praise. With every morning’s dawn, lift up your notes of thanksgiving, and let every setting sun be followed with your song. Girdle the earth with your praises; surround it with an atmosphere of melody, and God himself will hearken from heaven and accept your music.

“E’en so I love thee, and will love,
And in thy praise will sing,
Because thou art my loving God,
And my redeeming King.”

September 30

The Desert of Judah- Rylisms

”My soul thirsts for you…in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psa_63:1, NIV)

In our Bible we are told that David wrote this Psalm, celebrating the joy he found in fellowship with God while he was in the desert of Judah.

“Did you say, ‘The Desert of Judah?’”

Yes.

“Isn’t Judah a part of the Promised Land?”

Yes.

So, are you telling me that there is a Desert we have to traverse in the Promised Land?”

Yes.
not only traversed the Desert of Judah; he sang praises to God while there! Commenting on this Spurgeon wrote, “David did not leave off singing because he was in the wilderness, neither did he in slovenly idleness go on repeating Psalms intended for other occasions. Rather, he carefully made his worship suitable to his circumstances, and presented to his God a wilderness hymn when he was in the wilderness.”

 “God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” (Psa_63:1-4, NIV)
Song is interesting for many reasons.

First, it encompasses present, past and future. David says, “God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”

That was his present condition when He wrote the song. He was faced with the difficulty of dryness, yet he did not lose sight of the fact that God was his God. This is a present tense relationship. Perhaps your own season of dryness should be characterized with a similar confession of faith: “God, You are my God.” It is, after all, the truth.

Then David says, “I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.” This is past tense. There was a time, glorious and unforgettable, when David beheld the beauty of the Lord and inquired in His holy Temple; a time when he danced with all his might and worshipped in the beauty of holiness. It is good to remind ourselves during the dry times of just what we have seen and known of the Lord in times past.

Can you recall a time when the Lord’s Presence was real and near; a time when you were enthusiastic in worship and service? That time was valid; and your present dryness does not negate the gains that were made for Christ when the river flowed freely. Just because you are dry does not mean you are dead. Pause for a moment and reflect upon those life-impacting encounters you have had with the Lord in the past. Let their memory be the momentum that carries you forward through this valley.

And then David looks in faith to the future when he writes, “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” This future hope shows us that we go through the dry times; we are not left in them. A better day is coming; the Lord will not leave me in this dry and weary land where there is no water.

Start singing praise, O child of God; for the Lord is with you nevertheless!




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