Praise the Lord…

  • Hebrews 11
  • Psalm 33

While recounting an examination within the next few pages of the Bible, we are expected to vocalize our desires in a state of gratitude, the Lord God also expects us to be upright in times of darkness…

Unattributed, the book of psalm recounts the call to God, for to be righteous, rejoice and praise. While focusing wholly, referring to those among God’s people who have walked uprightly.

Rejoicing in the LORD – Calling upon the righteous to sing praises to God, for those of saintly desires to be merry and upright.

Where those who follow God are called to rejoice in the LORD, and in none such else. For to rejoice in comforts pertaining to that which is temporal is unwise, whereas to rejoice inclined to oneself is foolish, while in sin is deadly, yet inclined to God in rejoice is heavenly.” (Spurgeon)

 


Psalm 33.

1 “Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.”

2 “Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.”

3 “Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.”

4 “For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.”

5 “He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.”

6 “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”

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


 

Hebrews 11.Where faith is needed.

“By faith we understand that the Universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible” ( Hebrews 11:3 )

While we may begin to comprehend that the Universe was formed by the Word of God and yet, our faith also takes on an incredible act within the creation of the world. While nothing was, God did saith that creation shall exist when there be nothing. Wherein faith was taken upon the part of God, He had a belief that His Words would create the physical creation as it did so.

While faith is key to how God’s Kingdom works, while faith has the power to bring that which is not created into creation..

Wherein speaking in faith unblocks that power, while bringing it to pass. We can speak the Word of God with authority to any situation, being satisfied that it will bring change to our circumstances.

1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

2 “For by it the elders obtained a good report.”

3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”


 

Psalm 61.

Written by David pertaining to a time when he had been far from home and safety for some time. He begins with a despairing cry to God. While hopeless, lost, and struggling, he recites of how his heart is overwhelmed.

While difficult to admit many of us can empathize with David‘s feelings as he writes. We know what it is like to sit in darkness and wonder if light will ever come. lamenting, David’s prayer is inclined toward’s God. knowing that to find rest and refuge is for God to reach out to him.

1 “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.”

2 “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

3 “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”

4 “I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.”

5 “For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.”

6 “Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations.”

7 “He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

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