Sunday, January 28, 2018

PSALM 103 VERSE 1 - "MORE THAN 10000 REASONS"

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy Name! (Psalm 103:1)
We know from the Westminster Confession of our Faith that the  "Chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever". This definition of one of our primary charges as Christians comes out of these two following verses:

1 Corinthians 10:31.Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God's glory.
Romans 11:36. For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. 

The Puritans were some of the greatest Christian thinkers who ever lived and their writings and exhortations set a standard for understanding the Bible which few in the public arena attain to, in these final days. One of them was Thomas Watson who wrote about what "glorifying God" really means. Watson writes "To glorify God is to set God highest in our thoughts, and, to have a venerable esteem of him. Psalm 92:8. "Thou, Lord, art most high for evermore." Psalm 97:9, "Thou art exalted far above all gods." There is in God all that may draw forth both wonder and delight; there is a constellation of all beauties; he is prima causa [the first cause], the original and spring-head of being, who sheds a glory upon the creature."

The same God we are meant to, should be and will continue to Glorify, as described by Watson, is the same God we must "Bless"!  You and I glorify that which we admire, adore, admit to worshiping and are full of affection towards. We do so because the object of this amazing love is WORTHY...and more of this adoration. Such an intense and emotional love ought to be first and foremost dedicated to the only and God - Yahweh - Who art in Heaven.

We glorify and BLESS, praise, thank, give our best to the Lord in spirit and in truth.  We do so not half-heartedly but with every fiber of our spiritual and physical being. The greatest commandment is to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, body and soul. That means every fiber of our being, every level of the multi-floor building which is our humanity, has to be in sync with the Great God of the Universe. Our redeemed spirit and the Holy Spirit should be so integrated in sanctification that would inner-self sings out His praises!

Everything inside of us; everything around us; everything we say and believe we are should not run off on our own. Instead, the essence of who we are have to understand the God of the Bible, His many wonderful Attributes, should speak of God, with absolutely no daylight between us. It should be said of us, when whenever we encounter someone and depart after speaking with them, that it can be said of us that "we have been with Jesus". This has to be our waking song and the praise from our souls, all day long. Amen



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