Archive for October 9th, 2007

1 Chronicles 16

The last half of 1 Chronicles 16 captures a list of “why” God is worth praising.  David calls out these specifics which we would be well to consider:

1.      God made the cosmos

2.      Splendor and majesty flow out of him

3.      Strength and joy fill his place

4.      Robes of holiness

5.      Put the earth in place

6.      God reigns

7.      He is good

8.      His love never quits

What a list of characteristics of our God.  He is the king of kings and Lord of Lords.   Ponder on this list – do you recognize these anywhere other than in God?  He alone is worthy of our praise.  He alone is the One who we need to be connected with.

 

The other thing that jumped out at me today was David’s comment in verse 30: “God is serious business, take him seriously”.  Sometimes I tend to see God as just out there somewhere, and not always as seriously as I should.  God is intimately aware of what I do and who I am, and life is serious business.  We are playing for keeps guys.  God cares how we live.  We may be able to convince ourselves that we can slide by and get away with living outside His plan, but that won’t last.  Judgment day is coming and we better be ready for it.  One of the ways we can take God seriously is by worshipping Him like David did.  We need to make a habit out of praising Him each day – of putting Him in His rightful place in our lives and never forgetting that He, not we, are in fact God.  Is He on the throne of your life?  Is He the center of your universe?  That is where He has to be.  Praise Him with this list and meditate on His greatness.  He is an awesome God!

1 Chronicles 16

The last half of 1 Chronicles 16 captures a list of “why” God is worth praising.  David calls out these specifics which we would be well to consider:

1.      God made the cosmos

2.      Splendor and majesty flow out of him

3.      Strength and joy fill his place

4.      Robes of holiness

5.      Put the earth in place

6.      God reigns

7.      He is good

8.      His love never quits

What a list of characteristics of our God.  He is the king of kings and Lord of Lords.   Ponder on this list – do you recognize these anywhere other than in God?  He alone is worthy of our praise.  He alone is the One who we need to be connected with.

 

The other thing that jumped out at me today was David’s comment in verse 30: “God is serious business, take him seriously”.  Sometimes I tend to see God as just out there somewhere, and not always as seriously as I should.  God is intimately aware of what I do and who I am, and life is serious business.  We are playing for keeps guys.  God cares how we live.  We may be able to convince ourselves that we can slide by and get away with living outside His plan, but that won’t last.  Judgment day is coming and we better be ready for it.  One of the ways we can take God seriously is by worshipping Him like David did.  We need to make a habit out of praising Him each day – of putting Him in His rightful place in our lives and never forgetting that He, not we, are in fact God.  Is He on the throne of your life?  Is He the center of your universe?  That is where He has to be.  Praise Him with this list and meditate on His greatness.  He is an awesome God!

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