Why we Worship

PSALM 47

Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!


Why Scripture?

Declare His Greatness
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Purpose: | Imagine seeing the seventh game of a world series, and the home team wins with a walk off homerun. Now imagine not talking about it - to anyone. That would be strange. Our God is great, and we must boast about him, to each other and the world.

Commentary: | With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father....James 3:9

James like the analogy of the tongue being a spring, and argues that fresh water needs to flow exclusively out of it.

How are you doing with the fresh water idea? Does salt water tend to dominate? Complaining comes without even thinking about it, doesn't it? We dishonor God, for he knows our lives, and every event of our lives comes under his watchful eye.

Psalm 145 is helpful in that it gives us a praise map - directions on how to extol the greatness of our God, and the appropriateness of it. We are not only told that praise of our God is good and right, we are elsewhere told that it is fitting.

And then the psalm gives us sort of a "top ten" list of how God shows his greatness and his power.

This service of worship primes the pump for the congregation to talk to each other of ways in which God is showing his faithfulness. It calls for thanksgiving, for recalling specific ways that God has shown himself in the past. And those deliverances are meant to encourage us to ask our Eternal God for deliverance in the present.


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