God’s Dwelling Place

31 Oct

God’s Dwelling Place

 

HEB 13:15  By him
therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the
fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

The word of God says in PSA 113:3 that from the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.  But the skeptics ask why would anyone be so crazy that they would praise a historical figure who lived over 2000 years ago?

In the Old Testament we find no name for the Book of Psalms but the Jews gave the overall title of the Book of Psalms “tehillim” which means “the book of praises”. In the 5th century the church felt that praise was so important that it decreed that no man could be placed in a position of dignity in the church if he couldn’t repeat the psalms. If he couldn’t praise God he didn’t belong in the church hierarchy. They believed that if a man didn’t know the value of praise he didn’t deserve the privilege of being held in high esteem or promoted.

GEN
49: 10  The sceptre shall not depart from
Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him
shall the gathering of the people be.

The Tribe of Judah is known as those who praised God.  In the Book of Genesis 49th chapter the word of God says that Judah will always be on top. The word says that Judah will have control over their enemies and their father’s children would bow down to them.  In Genesis 49:10 the word says that the scepter would always reside in the tribe of Judah. God keeps His word because Acts 13:23 says that God raised up a Savior Jesus Christ the Lord.  Jesus came from the line of the tribe of Judah.

Acts
13:23 23  Of this man’s seed hath God
according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

 

So why should we praise God? We should praise God because He is worthy to be praised. We ought to praise God for His great works and compassionate acts but we should also praise God because He is honorable and dependable. When we see the works of God we are fascinated but when we understand the awesomeness of our God we are filled with appreciation. Our God accepts us as a part of His family. Praising God acknowledges His wonders and glories, bestows honor, shows admiration and highlights the magnificent work that He has done.

Finally, why should we praise God? We should praise God because praise ushers us into the presence of God. The word of God says that when we praise Him, God literally dwells in our praise.

Psa 23:3 “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”  

 By Dr. Olivia Hines

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2 Responses to “God’s Dwelling Place”

  1. Brother E! November 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Hello All!

    God is light and there is no darkness in Him. His word is the cornerstone of our faith and His grace is our shelter. Amen. Love and blessings!

    • lynitap November 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      Amen Brother E! None like our God!

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