Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord; Praise Him, O you servants of the Lord! You who stand in the house of the Lord, In the courts of the house of our God, Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant. For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special possession. Psalm 135 NKJV
This Psalm is an exhortation to praise God for His mercy, power and judgments.
Going through the book of Psalms we see patterns. The most obvious is the number of times God repeats Himself. Why does God repeat Himself so often in the scriptures?
God repeats Himself to validate His Word. Only God can validate scripture. That is why we use scripture to verify scripture. God repeats Himself because we need to be reminded. We are easily distracted by the cares of the world the hardships of life and our sinful nature.
Your name, O Lord, endures forever, Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations. For the Lord will judge His people, And He will have compassion on His servants. Vs 13-14
From before time began until today one thing has not changed. God’s character and attributes are as they have always been. He will never change. He was known by Adam and Eve. God will be known throughout all generations until He stills the passage of time!
Almighty God will judge us at a time of His choosing. He will judge us for our thoughts and deeds. He will hold us accountable for how we lived. Our sin will be before Jesus and we will all be guilty!
Our Heavenly Father will not see sin when He looks at His children. He will see the righteousness of Jesus Christ!
The servants of the Lord will stand before Him in gleaming robes of righteousness. The Lord will give us new names, new bodies and new assignments. We will praise Jesus with clean hands and pure hearts as the centuries pass by like hours!
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. Vs 15
Do not waste your time seeking after the wind and worthless idols. The time is short!
Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the Lord Vs 21
Prepare yourself for eternity. Praise the God who dwells wherever He chooses. Praise Him for His mercy, power and judgments. Praise Jesus for choosing to dwell in you!
Are you a servant of Jesus? Do you fear and reverence His unequaled power? Do you marvel at His majesty and glory? Do you bask in the light of Jesus’ love? If so bless Him as only your love and worship can. Do it today before the sun goes down!
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