Words from the Heart for Monday September 24th, 2018
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise him from the skies! Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven!
Psalm 148:1-2 (NLT)
The angels are also created beings. As an angelic army, they are worshipping the Lord. Their Creator is also their Commander-in-Chief. Let us join in this praise to our majestic God. Let us also commit to follow his instructions and his every command.
An online article called, “In Praise of the Nanaimo Bar” says, “People who don’t eat icing don’t deserve cake. And they certainly don’t deserve a Nanaimo bar, the most admirable of pan desserts, for the simple reason that its intensely sweet, pale-yellow frosting layer is right where it belongs: in the unavoidable centre. That glorious layer is made of butter, cream, icing and vanilla custard powder, held up by a coconut-and-graham-crumb base and overlaid by melted chocolate. That’s three good desserts in one.” Everybody say, “Yum!”
Have you noticed how the world wants to bring God down to their level? They use His name flippantly at best and to curse at worst. The name of Jesus is spit out in anger without any thought being given that it is most powerful name on the planet, the name that is above all other names, and the only name by which we can be saved. While the world drags the name of the great God of the Universe through the worst of its mud, the Psalmist declares something altogether different. Psalm 148:1-2 says, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise him from the skies! Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven!” This is the proper response to God. He alone deserves His name lifted up and be given the greatest honour possible. The command of God’s word is for everything that He created to offer up praise. If the heavens, the skies, the angels and the armies of heaven are to praise Him, surely we who are the highest of His creation ought to as well. How can you offer your praise to Him today?
These have been words from the heart.