O God, You are my God; early will I seek You . . . When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.
“The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.”
At Bethel, God not only confirmed Jacob’s name change to Israel, He reiterated and connected the covenantal blessing to all of Jacob-Israel’s descendants—“the children of Israel.”
David’s praise wasn’t compartmentalized or limited to a specific period of time. His worship began before sunrise—was exuberant—was accompanied by musical instruments— and testified to God’s grace among the nations!
Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
There is only one city in the world for which we are specifically encouraged to pray . . .
Worship expressed with heart-felt praise and reverential awe is an appropriate response to God’s wisdom, power and goodness.
For the LORD is the great God, and the great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth.
The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”