DCLM Daily Manna 2023: DCLM Daily Manna 8 September 2023: Praise is Comely
KEY VERSE: “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.” – (1 Chronicles 16:34)
TEXT: 1 Chronicles 16:13-36 (KJV)
O you offspring of [Abraham and] of Israel His servants, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
14 He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
15 Be mindful of His covenant forever, the promise which He commanded andestablished to a thousand generations,
16 The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His sworn promise to Isaac.
17 He confirmed it as a statute to Jacob, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
18 Saying, To you I will give the land of Canaan, the measured portion of your possession and inheritance.
19 When they were but few, even a very few, and only temporary residents andstrangers in it,
20 When they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people,
21 He allowed no man to do them wrong; yes, He reproved kings for their sakes,
22 Saying, Touch not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm.
23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth; show forth from day to day His salvation.
24 Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all peoples.
25 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He also is to be [reverently] feared above all so-called gods.
26 For all the gods of the people are [lifeless] idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
27 Honor and majesty are [found] in His presence; strength and joy are [found] in His sanctuary.
28 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength,
29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name. Bring an offering and come before Him; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and in holy array.
30 Tremble and reverently fear before Him, all the earth’s peoples; the world also shall be established, so it cannot be moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice; and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigns!
32 Let the sea roar, and all the things that fill it; let the fields rejoice, and all that is in them.
33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out for joy before the Lord, for He comes to judge and govern the earth.
34 O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!
35 And say, Save us, O God of our salvation; gather us together and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise.
36 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, forever and ever! And all the people said Amen! and praised the Lord.
There is a direct relationship between heartfelt praise and supernatural intervention. The Scriptures are replete with such proven examples. As Jehoshaphat praised the Lord, the confederacy of enemies against his people scattered. Paul and Silas sang praises and prison doors were opened and their bonds were loosed. For those who praise the Lord from truly transformed hearts, God often responds with immediacy. Real praise brings the power of God to bear on our world.
David did not praise God just because it caught his fancy. His praise was borne out of an intimate relationship with God, a keen awareness of His majesty and His great deeds. He acknowledged God as the great Judge, covenant-Keeper, Defender and Protector. He praised Him for daily salvation, marvellous works among all nations, mercy, His greatness and goodness. He invites the earth to sing unto the Lord, declare His glory and strength; give unto Him offering, fear and worship in the beauty of holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29,30).
Praising and singing to God is a duty believers are called to engage in as His redeemed. We praise God for His incomparability to other gods, His goodness, gift of salvation, answer to prayers, good health, healing, deliverances, provision, protection, promotion and many unmerited mercies.
Praises ignite God’s power. Real and acceptable praises emanate from a saved life and pure heart. Do you find it difficult sustaining your praises and thanksgiving before the Lord? Then seek a relationship with the Lord for a walk in the Spirit that compels an instinctive praise and thanksgiving, even in the face of challenges. Only then will He give you a heart of praise and thanksgiving, and cause you to enjoy His protection today and beyond.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Real praises ignite the power of God.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 105-106
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