Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 July 15 - Morning Manna

And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the LORD began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel. And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded: and all this continued until the burnt offering was finished. And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped. Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped (II Chronicles 29:27-30).
Today’s Morsel:  King Hezekiah seems to be one of the only kings of Judah who did right.  Hezekiah seems to have been a worshipper of the Lord.  If you will notice, Hezekiah was a leader who led from the front.  He was not in the back worshipping, but he was leading the way. He even instructed the Levites as to what songs to sing. He told them to sing the Psalms.  When you sing the Psalms, they glorify God. The Psalms are worship songs. If you say, “Come, let us worship the Lord in song,” the songs you sing must be songs that speak about God and songs that glorify God.  Worship songs aren’t overpowering with a lot of loud instruments, but they are songs with instruments that enhance the words or may even be sung a cappella.  They glorify God and draw you into a deeper relationship with Him, and they allow you to open your heart to Him.  When we come together at church, we should begin our service with worship, and we when prepare to depart, we should depart with praise. 
Sing:  I worship You, Almighty God, there is none like You; I worship You, O Prince of Peace, that is what I long to do.  I give You praise, for You are my Righteousness. I worship You, Almighty God, there is none like You.

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