Morning devotion: Read Psalm 119

Psalms 119:164  ¶Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

In the Christian realm, worship and praise are, or rather should be, a natural thing. Seven is the number of perfection. Praising God that many times in a day is indicative of continual praise and worship.

1 Thessalonians 5:17  Pray without ceasing. 18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

This is a continual communication with God. Praise is, or should be, the continual course of each and every Christian.

1 Chronicles 16:11  Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

Psalms 34:1  I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

For a person to give praise, the one being praised is counted worthy of praise.

2 Samuel 22:4  I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised:…

All of heaven and earth praises the Lord.

Psalms 148:1  ¶Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. 2  Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. 3  Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. 4  Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

Revelation 4:8  ¶And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Revelation 19:5  ¶And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

The born-again believer has every right and every reason to praise the Lord. It is the Lord, the Savior of the soul that deserves all praise for He has redeemed our souls from hell with His precious blood on Calvary’s cross.

We, being redeemed and having our sins forgiven, by the Lord, are driven by love of and toward Lord to give praise.

1 John 4:19  We love him, because he first loved us.

1 Peter 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Talking about Jesus – Hebrews 2:10  ¶For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11  For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12  Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

The Christian who is saved by and through the Lord Jesus, is the one who knows full well the reason for praising the Lord. That is why David tells us he praises the Lord seven times a day.

Psalms 119:164  ¶Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Do you praise the Lord? Do you praise Him often? Wait, are you saved?

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook