Although man boasts about his acquired knowledge, power and wealth, the measure of success is superfluous to knowing and understanding God.
Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan. So the field and the cave that is in it were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth as property for a burial place.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac . . . concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead . . .
Joy, gladness, thanksgiving and praise are all essentials of genuine worship. These qualities should characterize our lives at all times, but should be especially evident when we gather for corporate worship.
Praise the Lord . . . all peoples . . . praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. Praise the Lord!”
“Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he (Abram) believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you; may He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion . . .
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
Rather than succumbing to intimidation, discounting the reality of evil or passively hoping it would go away, Asaph turned to God confident He would demonstrate His awesome power.
Worship expressed with heart-felt praise and reverential awe is an appropriate response to God’s wisdom, power and goodness.