I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together. (Ps. 34:1-3)
These verses give us a look at heartfelt worship. "Extol" means to highly praise. We should be highly praising him all the time, in our personal worship times, at work, at home, in our community, at school, in church. If His praise is always on our lips, that means we praise Him when things are going well and when they aren't and all those who know us at some point will hear those words of praise.
"Boast" is a concept some Christians in the arts struggle with when it comes to God. It's politically incorrect these days to suggest that one God or religion might be the way, the truth, the life offering the only path to salvation. But that is exactly what Jesus told us following Him is. Think how awesome it is to be able to call the God of the Universe Father, Friend and Redeemer. Now that's something to boast about!
If we are praising Him daily in worship wherever we are, those who are are in need will find the way and will rejoice in the hope.
Then, let us join together with our worship teams, leaders, choruses, bands, songs and whatever other offerings we have to praise and glorify our God
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
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