People of Praise


See what the psalmist says to the Lord’s servants in the verse that follows?

“Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.” Psalms 113:1

Good and faithful servants of the Lord are to praise the Lord! Not only to praise the Lord, but to praise His name! I learned long ago that the name of the Lord includes in its significance His authority and His character. We are to praise the Lord for everything about Him!

What else does the psalmist say in this psalm?

“Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.” Psalms 113:2

The word blessed comes from a Hebrew word which according to Strong’s concordance also includes in its meaning / use “to kneel” and “thank” and “praise”. May we kneel before the Lord! May we thank Him! May we praise Him! Once? Twice? Once in a while? The psalmist speaks of now forward – and forever!

He has more to say on this:

“From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.” Psalms 113:1-3

Religious people reserve kneeling, thanking, and praising God for church services in the pews and sometimes at the altar.

The Lord does not call us to a religious lifestyle of following man-made traditions confined to church buildings once or a few times a week. Good and faithful servants and children of God are to be people of love, praise, adoration, and worship on an ongoing basis.

I am convicted even writing this of needing to go even deeper in my personal relationship with the Lord and to humble myself ever more before Him and to praise Him more and more. May the same be true for you in reading this. May the Lord bring strong conviction as He has in me. May we ever strive to be His servants and children of ongoing love, praise, obedience, and adoration! Hallelujah, praise the Lord!

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