Bible Order: Jeremiah 35–38
Chronological Order: Jeremiah 46-48
New Testament Only: Romans 11:25–12:8
Sing Glory To God
I truly get excited when I read Psalms that bring praise and glory to God. That is why today’s reading was so uplifting to me. These Psalms remind us of our need to praise God and jour wretchedness before Him. You know, we cannot know good without bad, joy without sorrow. It is the contrast between these extremes that give these conditions meaning. God’s greatness comes into sharp focus when compared against our sinfulness. As I consider my self-centered, sinful ways, God’s perfection becomes that much more sublime. It is this contrast that makes me want to do as the following Psalm calls for us to do.
Psalm 66:1-2 ESV
“Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!”
Did you know that you were created to glorify God? Our great, high calling is to glorify God. You want to be happy – praise God! You want to be joyful – praise God! You want peace – praise God! Glorify His Holy Name and reap the reward of gaining sustenance through Him!
Have a blessed day!
Your brother and servant in Christ,
Dying to self, living to serve!
(Originally posted 5/12/11)