Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This song's for You...

Psalms 81, 88, and 92-93 are the selected verses for today's reading. These four chapters contrast both spritual ecstasy and agony as the writers express the benefits of following God and the costs associated with straying from Him.

These poetic passages remind me that my worship is important and that I worship God because he is worthy of my adoration. Psalm 81 begins with the admonition to sing praises to God and to celebrate him with instruments. Tonight, I am thankful that he accepts my praise songs as confirmation of my desire to honor his "worth-ship".

In my imagination, I sing the words of chapter 93 as beautifully as a brilliant virtuoso, but in reality, I simply make a joyful noise--and thankfully, that is all he asks... so, this if for you, Lord:

1 The Lord is king! He is robed in majesty.
Indeed, the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.
The world stands firm
and cannot be shaken.
2 Your throne, O Lord, has stood from time immemorial.
You yourself are from the everlasting past.
3 The floods have risen up, O Lord.
The floods have roared like thunder;
the floods have lifted their pounding waves.
4 But mightier than the violent raging of the seas,
mightier than the breakers on the shore—
the Lord above is mightier than these!
5 Your royal laws cannot be changed.
Your reign, O Lord, is holy forever and ever.

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