Bible Ballistics: BBs #146 The Mind of Praise!!!
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
DOXOLOGY By Thomas Ken (Set to various tunes)
A very simple song that we used to sing almost weekly, but which is currently in the state of many of the ‘old’ songs—set aside for ‘newer’, ‘bigger’, supposedly ‘better’ things. Well, I’d like us to consider the beauty, validity and integrity of this precious, simple song of praise.
First it sets our minds on God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It pictures what Jesus taught us about the focus of praying:
“Our Father which art in heaven…………
Hallowed be thy name…..
Thy kingdom come…… Thy will be done……
“For (because) thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever.” Matt. 6:9,10,13b
We are to set our hearts on the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit continually: Our triune God–three persons in one—worthy of our praise. He is our creator and the sustainer of all, and we are to live praising HIM—in ALL we do!!!
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
The life of God’s child is to be one of living praise to Him, “From whom all blessings flow”
Psalm 149:1, “Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.” Alone and with others!!
“And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.” Ecc. 3:13 With gratitude for all He gives!!
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 With eyes looking upward!!
Every blessing is from God—So praise HIM always. All creatures, praise Him because He is worthy.
“All creatures here below” … Jesus himself said:
Luke 19:40, “And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”
We should join the heavenly chorus of PRAISE: “Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host“:
“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” Revelation 4:8b Praising at His return!!!
So??? Here’s our shot for today. Let’s just praise HIM!!
Praise Him in the morning…….
Praise Him in the noontime………..
Praise Him when the sun goes down!!!