Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on September 14, 2014 · Posted in Worldview, Worship

God’s message for all of humanity: Praise Him!


God commands praise from all of the earth, from all of the people of earth. Only God’s love is unfailing. Only God is faithful forever.  No one else is worthy of praise! The worship of God is not optional for the human race. This one truth is the foundation for life itself: God is to be praised. 


In his wisdom the Holy Spirit wrote an entire Psalm to capture this truth. Why not learn it, live it and love it? Bring its message to all of your life. 


Sometimes we forget that the Holy Spirit is the most articulate and brilliant of all authors. He alone set the literary standard of excellence. He wrote the masterpiece of all literature, the Bible.  In his wisdom he wrote one Psalm that no one can say is too long.  In thirty words he has laid the foundation for all of human thought. No one but God has unfailing love; no one but God is faithful forever. No one but God is worthy of praise!


Praise the Lord, all you nations.
    Praise him, all you people of the earth.


For his unfailing love for us is powerful;
    the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.

Praise the Lord!


Psalm 117

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.