Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let Everything that has Breath Praise the Lord

So yesterday I worked on our Bible reading plan for West Side for 2010. I will give the Church more details as we approach the new year, but on thing we will be doing is reading through the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. My format and ideas for this reading plan is going to follow one done by Vince Antonucci. As I put the plan together I decided to end the year on a very positive note, so we will be ending with Psalms 149 & 150. The cool thing is…that is over a year away, so I want to comment on it today. If you haven’t read it, and do not have a Bible handy, click here.

What do you think the major theme of these two chapters is? Praise! That is it. We have been created to praise. We praise because we have been given salvation. We praise with everything we have. We praise because of everything God has done. We praise everywhere we are. We praise with new songs and with old songs. We praise to glorify God and bring vengeance on those who oppose God. Then the book ends with “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”

I wonder, do we praise God that much? Do we spend every waking hour praising God? Does our life reflect an attitude of praise? I know many times mine does not. I am excited to see how this Bible reading plan comes together, and am excited to see it all point towards a life of praise.
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