Thursday, December 2, 2021

Praising Scripture - Dec 2

Paising Month Introduction...

Praising Day 2 Psalm 95:1-7a Praise God for Who He Is
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 1-3, 6-7a)

1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
And the great King above all gods.

4 In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the hills are His also.
5 The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand.

[Sharing] In this psalm, which again is a call to the people, we see an uncomplicated worship that professes God is the great God above all gods. We have countless good reasons to come before Him with joyful shouts, to sing of Him, to give thanks to Him, and to praise Him. Sadly, we often only focus on the things that God has done for us. What’s even more pitiful is that we only thank Him for accomplishing the particular things we asked for. We are sorely lacking in real recognition of God’s being, His majesty, His awesomeness, His authority, His reign above all, and His all-surpassing greatness. It is not that we do not understand, but we simply have no appetite to know more of God; we only care that He has met our wants.

Come! Let us kneel before God! For a brief moment, forget our wants and know He has met all our needs. Shout with joy, sing, praise and worship Him for who He is. The sea, dry land, hills, and deep places of the earth are not the only things that belong to God, but we, who have been bought by the blood of Jesus Christ, need to ever more loudly proclaim, “He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.”


Praising_Days 2 詩篇 95:1-7a 因主的所是讚美祂

1 來啊,我們要向耶和華歌唱,
2 我們要來感謝祂,
3 因耶和華為大神,為大王,

4 地的深處在祂手中,
5 海洋屬祂,是祂造的,

6 來啊,我們要屈身敬拜,
7a 因為祂是我們的 神,

這又是一篇呼召人來敬拜 神的詩歌,不為著別的,單單就是因為 神是大神,在萬 神之上!我們有太多的理由,讓我們應當來向 神歡呼,向神 歌唱,感謝祂,讚美祂!但是,我們多半只為著祂對我所做的來感謝祂,更可憐的是:只為著祂照著我所要的成就了而感謝祂。我們對 神的所是、祂的偉大、祂的奇妙、祂的權能、祂的統管萬有、祂的超乎一切,卻缺乏真實的認識。也可以說,我們其實不是不知道,只是我們不怎麼關心祂是怎麼樣的一位 神,我們關心的往往是祂對我們如何。
來吧!讓我們屈身在 神面前下拜!暫時忘記我們的需要,單單的為著祂的所是,歡呼、歌唱、讚美、敬拜祂!不僅海洋、旱地、高山、深谷⋯⋯ 屬於 神,我們這班蒙耶穌基督寶血買贖的人更是屬於祂。我們豈不更應該大聲的聲明:「祂是我們的 神,我們是祂草場的羊,是祂手下的民」?

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