On a freezing cold day, praise can warm you up.

7 Jan

Psalm 113 is another praise hymn. It is amazing how much of the judo-christian scripture praises God and how often humans find verses in the text to beat up each other. There are people of faith who spend a lot of their time telling others how they are not worthy of God’s love. Yet, in the text we are commanded over and over again simply to praise God and serve those in need.

1-3 Hallelujah!
You who serve God, praise God!
Just to speak his name is praise!
Just to remember God is a blessing—
now and tomorrow and always.
From east to west, from dawn to dusk,
keep lifting all your praises to God!
4-9 God is higher than anything and anyone,
outshining everything you can see in the skies.
Who can compare with God, our God,
so majestically enthroned,
Surveying his magnificent
heavens and earth?
He picks up the poor from out of the dirt,
rescues the wretched who’ve been thrown out with the trash,
Seats them among the honored guests,
a place of honor among the brightest and best.
He gives childless couples a family,
gives them joy as the parents of children.

Do you think what the psalmist says is true? God is a blessing – now and tomorrow and always. What can you find to praise God for today.

I praise God because yesterday there was “found” money at the church and rather than putting in to the new roof that it needed for our social hall, it was given to the local food bank.

If you are reading this than you can thank God for your computer and I am assuming a warm place to read what I have written.

Sing praise to God and help those in need. Sounds like a plan. Peace.


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