Emanna for 10/13/2020
Praising in the Midst of Any Situation
Psalms 9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works. (2)I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High. 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, because of thy righteous judgments.
Words of Ministry
David said in a psalm that he prayed to God three times a day. Yet in another psalm, he said that he praised God seven times a day. David was inspired by the Holy Spirit when he acknowledged the importance of praising. He prayed only three times a day, but he praised seven times a day. The book of Psalms is full of praises. The book of Psalms is in fact a book of praise in the Old testament. Many praises are quoted from Psalms. However, the Psalms contain chapters not only of praises but also of suffering. God wants His people to know that the praising ones are the very ones who have been led through trying situations and whose feelings have been wounded. These psalms show us men led by God through shadows of darkness. They were rejected, slandered, and persecuted. Words of praise do not always come from the mouths of the smooth-sailing ones. They come much more from those who are under discipline and trial. In the Psalms we can touch the most wounded feelings, and in the Psalms we also can find the greatest and highest praises. God uses many hardships, difficulties, and slanders to create praises in His people. He causes them to learn through difficult circumstances to become praising persons before the Lord.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 247-248. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 12/14/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.