By: Tim Sader
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Psalm 34:1)
Last week we continued our year of worship with the Song of Moses by Petra. We learned to tell God, “You Alone” are holy and worthy of our worship. We often see worship as something we do to win brownie points and stay in a healthy relationship with the Lord. But worship is not much about what we get from God as it is about blessing Him with the sweet sounds of our love for Him. Today we will be worshiping to a song from a leader I look up to from MorningStar Ministries where I had the privilege of His music for the six years while attending church there. Our song today will be Bless the Lord by Leonard Jones. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/7W5Jy_3264M or search for the song title and artist on Youtube. In the Old Testament when the priests gave sacrifices for the people it was to please the Lord with certain aromas that He enjoyed. The Lord knew from these aromas what the people of Israel were saying to Him. These were their sin, peace, freewill, first fruit and festival offerings to the Lord that blessed Him in some way. We are the pleasing aroma of Christ in this world and when we use prayer, worship and praise these are the aromas God is seeking from us for His good pleasure. We bring a sacrifice of praise, prayer and worship to the Lord. In Revelation prayers, praise and singing are paired together and mixed on the golden alter to Bless the Lord with their pleasing aromas. Worship is such a blessing to the Lord that it is kept in golden vials and it rises like incense from the altar in the presence of God.
God fills us with what we need to be sustained with; when we have eaten and are filled we should thank Him for the good we’ve been given (Deuteronomy 8:10). We will Bless the Lord because He is good. We receive councel from Him and in the night seasons He will be our guiding light so we should bless Him (Psalm 16:7). How many of us are in or have been in night seasons? If we have recently come out of such a season then surely we can see that He helped us through because He is faithful. If we are still in the dark we must stay focused on Him and trust that He knows what is best. When David told all the congregation in Israel to Bless the Lord they blessed Him by bowing their heads and worshiping Him (1 Chronicles 29:20). Worship can be more than just playing music and singing. Sometimes worship is about bowing in submission to the Lord and letting Him handle us. On the other hand we can Bless the Lord with our mouth by continually praising Him with it. Some of us lift our hands to bless Him when we stand in His presence (Psalm 134:2). David says to his innermost most self and to us that we should Bless the Lord with all our soul. We bless Him because of all His benefits; He forgives our sin, heals our diseases and delivers us from destruction. The Lord crowns us with lovingkindness and tender mercies; He gives us good things to say so our youth will be renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:1-5). It is His desire to fill our mouths with good things, to give us a fulfilled life like a youth, without a worry or a care. David finishes this Psalm by saying Bless the Lord to the angels who do the work of the Lord. Also to the heavenly hosts that minister to Him and to all His work everywhere in all of creation (Psalm 103:20-22). Let us not wait until death to Bless the Lord instead let us bless Him from this time now and forevermore (Psalm 115:18). Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16