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Psalm 71:5:-7, 14-16
5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. 6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you. 7 I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge. - - - 14 But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.
and worship go together; they reinforce each other. God is to be
praised for his righteousness, mighty acts, justice, truth, and power to
save. When these words of praise are the firm conviction of our
hearts, we have reason to hope, and our lives become a sign to many of
Response and Action:
will worship God for his righteousness and mighty acts. I will praise
him for his justice and truth. I will thank him for his promise to
save through Christ Jesus. I will persevere in hope.
God, help me to see you for who you really are, and fill me with a
sense of hope as I worship you. Show yourself to me in new ways today.
Encourage me, by your Spirit, through your word, your people, your
promises, and all that is beautiful and true. Save me and grant me the
confidence to persevere in life because my hope is in you. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses:
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts
by Harold M. Best