Praises and Blessings

May 9, 2011 § 1 Comment

Surely, the order ought to be blessings first and praises second.  We first receive the blessings and then praise God for the blessings received.  Not in today’s Psalm:  Praise the Lord, all your servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord.  Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.  May the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion” (Psalm 134).  The order of praises first and blessings second suggest that we first praise God for who He is regardless what we may or may not receive from Him.  We worship God, not God’s blessings.  As a people who worship God with the trust that He will take care of our future in His own time and on His own terms, we also anticipate that God will bless us with our daily bread.

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