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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Praise Him for OUR Benefit
We praise God not for His benefit, but for our own. – R. Murray
In the throes of all his woes Job refused to let go of God. He knew God was all he had left – and God richly rewarded him.
Though God needs nothing from us He ‘covets’ our praise. Not because He needs them but because He is worthy of them. He will continue to exist and be God whether we praise Him or not. But we should note, though He is an ‘audience of one’ that we give all our allegiance, worship, and praise to, the major benefactor in all of this is we ourselves. Praise allows us to come closer to God, get connected to him, hear what his heart is beating for. To live our lives any other way is to live dis-connected from the very God who gave us ‘the breath of life.’ And as we praise him, and the more we praise him, the more we will have our eyes opened to see how he has blessed us in abundance already; which will in turn lead to more praise. AMEN!
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will comment your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.” – Psalm 145:3-4