Topic: Just Praise The Lord
[DCLM Daily Manna 2 July 2020 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Psalm 118:27-29
27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Key Verse: “Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee” (Psalm 118:28).
A medical doctor turned missionary shared his experience as a medical doctor. According to him, he had a number of patients who complained about their physical ills. They were never positive about themselves. It was from one complaint to another. But on the other hand, he also came across patients who gave thanks to God for every aspect of their lives, including the medications. And he discovered that such patients got healed faster than their complaining counterparts. In fact, it was in the course of the investigation that he became saved.
This is what the psalmist emphasised in our text today. God has shown us the light of salvation through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. He is our God and we must give praise due to Him. As we sing praises to God either in joint congregational worship or during personal worships and devotions, we must do it with good understanding of who He is. His greatness and majesty, whose Kingdom is everlasting and spans through the length and breadth of the entire universe.
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Many people know how to ask and receive but do not know how to show appreciation. Yet, there are many things for which you need to be grateful to God. First, God brought you into existence; gave up His only begotten Son so that your soul will not be lost. He keeps protecting you day and night. He provides you with food, clothing and shelter. He fights your battles and heals you when you are sick.
Today and always, you have a reason to praise God. Develop the habit of praising Him; and as you do this always, His glory and power will be revealed in your circumstances.
Thought For The Day: Praise God for who He is.
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