Devotional Journal 11-27-14

Posted on November 26, 2014 in 每日靈糧

2014年 11月27日 

學習去讚美 

你們要讚美耶和華! —詩篇150篇1節 

詩篇150篇不只是優美的頌讚詩,更教導我們應當如何讚美上帝。它告訴我們要在什麼地方讚美、為什麼要讚美、如何讚美,以及誰應該獻上讚美。 

我們可以在哪裡獻上讚美?在上帝的「聖所」和「顯能力的穹蒼」(1節),因此,世界上任何一個角落,都是讚美創造主的地方。 

我們為何要獻上讚美?第一,因著上帝的作為,也因祂「大能的作為」。第二,因為祂是上帝。詩人因祂「極美的大德」而讚美祂(2節)。這位全能的創造主是宇宙萬物的掌管者。 

我們如何獻上讚美呢?大聲地、輕聲地、柔和地、熱情地、有節奏地、大膽地、即興地、一無所懼地讚美祂。換句話說,我們可以在任何景況下,用任何方式讚美上帝(3-5節)。 

誰該獻上讚美呢?「凡有氣息的」(6節)。無論是年輕的、年老的、富有的、貧窮的、軟弱的和剛強的,凡有生命的都當讚美耶和華。上帝的旨意乃是要每一個從祂領受生命氣息的人,來頌讚祂這位至高全能的主。 

讚美源於內心熱切的情感,表達了我們對上帝在榮耀的永恆中掌權的感激之情。  

受造群生皆當奮興,特向君王尊崇致敬;天使不停歌頌歡欣,地上萬民同應阿們。 

喜樂滿溢的心,自會流露讚美! 

November 27, 2014 

A Lesson In Praise 

Praise the Lord! —Psalm 150:1 

Psalm 150 is not only a beautiful expression of praise, it’s also a lesson in praising the Lord. It tells us where to praise, why we’re to praise, how we’re to praise, and who should offer praise. 

Where do we praise? In God’s “sanctuary” and “mighty firmament” (v.1). Wherever we are in the world is a proper place to praise the One who created all things. 

Why do we praise? First, because of what God does. He performs “mighty acts.” Second, because of who God is. The psalmist praised Him for “His excellent greatness” (v.2). The all-powerful Creator is the Sustainer of the universe. 

How should we praise? Loudly. Softly. Soothingly. Enthusiastically. Rhythmically. Boldly. Unexpectedly. Fearlessly. In other words, we can praise God in many ways and on many occasions (vv.3-5). 

Who should praise? “Everything that has breath” (v.6). Young and old. Rich and poor. Weak and strong. Every living creature. God’s will is for everyone to whom He gave the breath of life to use that breath to acknowledge His power and greatness. 

Praise is our enthusiastic expression of gratitude to God for reigning in glory forever. 

Let every creature rise and bring peculiar honors to our King; angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud amen!  

Praise is the overflow of a joyful heart. 

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

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