Posted by: prosperingchristians | March 15, 2009

Praise God at All Times

God is the Creator

God is the Creator

When God gave the ancient Israelites the Ten Commandments, the first one was to have no other gods before our God. Exodus 20:2,3 (KJV) states “I am the Lord, thy God which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.”

The bondage that God was referring to was the years of slavery that the Israelites experienced under the Egyptians for worshipping false Gods. These verses are still relevant today, as we find ourselves in an economic crisis because of the way we and the financial institutions have handled our money and neglected to praise and thank God.

As Chrisitans, we cannot leave God out of our everyday lives, but we should strive to remember to worship and praise Him often for the great work that He does. Some people choose to acquire money and possessions without thanking God or giving Him the glory for having received these things. That is when we fall into trouble and find ourselves losing those things because we have not praised God.

When we forget God, then our affection goes to the objects that we acquire and not to God. This angers God and it is considered idolatry. This is the very same thing that the prophets spoke about in the Old Testament. The same things about which God warned the Israelites occur today. People seek to acquire possessions – new cars, homes, clothes, appliances, clothing, computer products, without thanking God nor praising him.

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Jesus spoke about worshipping God in the book of John 4:23 (KJV), “For the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

God created us so that we could have a relationship with Him. We are here for His glory and not our own. Everything must be done for the glory of God and if it is not, then we should not have it in our possession. It is true, there is grace if we sin, but we should give honor and glory to God out of our reverence for Him.

Jesus spoke about his relationship with God and acknowledged that his power came from God in the Book of John. He was very careful to point out that he was “not here on my own”, John 7:28 (KJV), that he was “not seeking glory for myself”, John 8:50, that he “did nothing on my own”, John 8:28, and that his “teaching is not my own, John 7:16. By the same token, we must be careful to give God glory for the good works that we do because he is working through us.

When we do not give God the glory, our enemies come upon us. Davis spoke about this in many of the Psalms, specifically, Psalm 18:3 (KJV), “I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.” Praising God will keep the enemies away.

In conclusion, we must remember to praise God and worship Him only each and every day as well as to thank Him for what He gives us.

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  1. i agree my sister in Christ. In everything, God must be first place! After all it was through him that we have what we have. Praise be his name!


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