Psalm 105

Psalm 105 is a clinic in worship.  We are given a great view of what it truly means to honor and glorify God.  The first five verses teach us:

  1. Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
  2. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
  3. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
  4. Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
  5. Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered”

Here are some key ways we can truly praise and honor our God, both through our external living and our internal connection.

If we break down the list of actions:

  • Give thanks
  • Call upon
  • Make known
  • Sing
  • Tell
  • Glory
  • Rejoice
  • Seek
  • Remember

These aren’t difficult things to do, but they let the world know of our love for God, and they let God know we love Him too.  There is one very obvious thing all these words tell us.  Worship and relationship is all about action.  These are action words, not things that happen while we sit on our hands in the church pew on Sunday morning.  If we’re going to truly be in relationship with God and make Him known to the world we live in, we have to get out of our chair and do things.  We have to act!

The psalmist gives us good reason to do that very thing.  “He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. He remembers his covenant forever”.  This is the living God we’re talking about – the Creator of the universe and the One who wants to know you and me personally.  First of all – He is the Lord.  He is worthy of our praise.  Secondly – He is judge and will be the One passing out justice for all time.  And finally – we are in a covenant relationship with Him.  The author reminds us of that covenant first made with Abraham, then restated with Isaac and Jacob.  God is committed to us!

Most of the chapter is a history lesson of God’s faithfulness.  He’s stood the test of time in keeping His covenant with us.  His Word is good.  He does what He says.  “For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant….he gave them the lands of the nations, and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples’ toil, that they might keep his statutes and observe his laws”.  God’s been faithful through the generations since the beginning of time.  His desire is for us to live in right relationship with Him and obedience to His will.  It’s not rocket science.  But it takes action.  How we live is a choice.  We must choose to live with and for Him!


One response to this post.

  1. These words and this psalm lifted my heart today! Thank you!


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