Archive for January 9th, 2013

Psalm 134

Psalm 134 is a very short chapter.  Three simple verses but it gives us some great insight into how to worship our Lord.  “Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord”!  It begins with the realization that we need to come to the Lord.  Worship is an action.  We have to come to Him.  We have to move.  We have to do something to worship.  When we do take action, we need to realize that worship is not about us, but Him.  We are to do it to bless Him.  And it is our responsibility as a servant of the Lord.

We are not the center – we are simply a servant of His.  We serve Him, not the other way around.  Sometimes we forget that.  We think God is a genie in a bottle at our beckon call. But He isn’t.  He is the One worthy of our praise because He alone is Lord.  And worship is not something that we do sporadically.  It is something we need to do day and night – to recognize that He is always there and always deserving of our recognition and praise.  The action continues as we are told to “Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord”!

Lifting up our hands is another thing we need to do.  More action – not just sitting around.  We need to make God the center of our worship.  We need to realize that when we are in God’s presence, it is a holy place.  We need to spend time blessing the Lord.  It is our call.  It is how we should relate in His presence.  Why?  “May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth”!  Because He is the source of all blessing.  He is the One who creates all things.  He is good.

Blessing the Lord is what we are called to do.  It is clear to see why.  It is “he who made heaven and earth”.  God is not just some Being hanging around in the sky.  He is the Creator.  Not of some things.  He is Creator of everything.  It began with heaven and earth but it continues to all things great and small, old and new, young and old.  He is the only source of life.  He is the amazing King of Kings.  We need to worship Him with all we are.  He is worthy of our praise.  Bless the Lord!

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