Psa. 78:40 π Psa. 78:42-43 π Psa. 81:11-14 π Psa. 95:1 π Psa. 95:10-11 π Psa. 150:1 π Psa. 150:2
These people said, “…Let us sing unto the Lord, let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our Salvation.” ( Psa. 95:1; top )
They also said, “…Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament!” ( Psa. 150:1; top ) They were a praising people and praised God with “high praises” and uplifted hands.
They further praised God using stringed instruments, trumpets, cymbals, and also with the psaltery and harp and the dance.
These praises were obviously in order, as they praised God “for His mighty acts” ( Psa. 150:2; top ), as He brought them safely through the Read Sea and destroyed their enemies, gave them water in the desert like a river to sustain them and their millions of animals. God also supplied their food daily with heavenly manna and quail in abundance. Their pathway was divinely directed by a cloud by day and at night by a pillar of fire. Their clothes were supernaturally preserved, as their clothes didn’t wear out for 40 years, nor did their sandals.
They further saw the supernatural overnight budding and bearing of almonds of Aaron’s staff. Yet, “How often they provoked (rebelled against) Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert!” “They did not remember His power. The day when He redeemed them from the enemy, when He worked His signs in Egypt, and His wonders in the field of Zoan.” ( Psa. 78:40 , 42-43; top )
So what does God have to say about this group of praising people?
“For forty years I was grieved (disgusted) with that generation, and said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts, and they do not know My ways.’ So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’” (And they didn’t) ( Psa. 95:10-11; top )
“But My people would not heed My voice, and Israel would have none of Me. So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels. Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn My hand against their adversaries.” ( Psa. 81:11-14; top )
True worship is giving to God the best He has given us – our rights to ourselves.
Real praise unto God is the fruit of one’s life, not necessarily the fruit of one’s lips.
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