In re-reading scripture about Samuel and how God spoke to him as a child and adult into old age, it’s no wonder that King David – already trusting and appreciative of the Lord – then anointed by Samuel – must have been in immense awe to write so many psalm songs about Israel’s past and future… see psalms 112, 113, 114. David knew both faithfulness and forgiveness from God. AND he knew God’s History and Future.
Samuel to David, like Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker? Well it’s not a fictional storyline that the Lord indeed made Himself known to David, Samuel, Moses, many. The Lord moved mountains, rescued enslaved people out of Egypt, shook up rulers and kept His Light shining in and from the land of Judah, Bethlehem, where Jesus was to be born. Not only did God make a Way, He IS the Way, and He has HIS Say.
How we approach the world and everything in it can be scary OR an OPPORTUNITY to watch God work. Sometimes we see frustrated people and we wonder if they only could praise more would they get more satisfaction in life, or at least be more stoic about themselves. I pray us all praising.
We wonder why wicked walk away from worship. Here’s HOPE healing hearts hear heaven helps our hurdles, helps our hunger. Frustrated folks we find fear forgetful. Praising people pick praise and prayers. God’s got us GOOD. Jump for Joy in Jesus. Smile in Spirit. Trust in Three in One.
When Israel came out of Egypt, Jacob from a people of foreign tongue, Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back; the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.
Why was it, sea, that you fled? Why, Jordan, did you turn back? Why, mountains, did you leap like rams, you hills, like lambs?
Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.
Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.
The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord.