Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

July 14, 2014

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

1 Chronicles 29:20
And David said to all the assembly, Now adore (praise and thank) the Lord your God! And all the assembly blessed the Lord, the God of their fathers, and bowed down and did obeisance to the Lord and to the king [as His earthly representative].

God is so good all of the time. He is so worthy to be praised even in our darkest times. We celebrate holidays that commemorate Christ and it is good that He receives honor in days such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. The truth is every day should grow sweeter and sweeter as we live it in Him. Everyday we should want to come and adore Him. None of us have to think very long or go very far to realize how many blessings He gives and how much goodness He bestows. Certainly if I ever grow up to be like anybody, I want to grow up to be like Jesus. He is the bright and Morning Star. He is the glory and the lifter of my head. In times of trouble we cry out to Him and He hears us from His holy hill. How precious and rich is the grace of the Lord over our lives. He protects us, keeps us, prospers our ways, touches our infirmities, and comforts us in our time of loss and grief. How empty, meaningless and hopeless our lives would be if it were not for the One who has created us to love us and for us to love Him. Everyday the cross of Calvary should bring us to tears, as we comprehend in some small measure the grace of God that was and still is extended to us through it.
Who can really comprehend God, laying down His very own life in His son to reconcile us back to Him? I can’t fathom that great of a love. What grieves me is how lightly and commonly I respond to that majestic love. How worthy He is of all our love, praise and adoration. How we often reflect so little of it in our daily lives, in our actions, words and deeds. Sometimes we praise Him with our mouth, but our hearts are far from Him. I know that the fuller our hearts are of Him and the more intimate we are in our relationship with Him, the richer and more sincere the praise and worship that we offer up.
One of the most precious things about King David was the anointing he had to praise and worship God. No wonder David was so precious to the Lord. David just knew how to love on Him.
He gives a convocation at the dedication of the Ark of the Covenant in 1Chronicle 16. There, in verses 8-36 he declares, “8Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. 9Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. 10Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 11Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. 12Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 13O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 14He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. 15Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; 16Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; 17And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; 19When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it. 20And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people; 21He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, 22Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. 23Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation. 24Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. 25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. 26For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 27Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place. 28Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 29Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 30Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. 32Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. 33Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth. 34O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 35And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise. 36Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
Today, let your heart just rejoice in the Lord. In our thoughts and in our words let us acknowledge Him for His awesome greatness, goodness and love. May our lives be a sweet sacrifice of obedience and our will, mind and emotions fully bowed down before Him. May all that we are, all that we do and all that we are becoming be to the praise, the glory and the worship of His Holy Name. Just take the time to really love on Him, ‘cause His goodness never fails us and His mercies are new every morning.

Blessings,
#kent

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