1 Chronicles 16: How Praise Begins

That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the Lord in this manner:

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
11 Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face always. -1 Chronicles 16:7-11

When David instructed to worship to the Lord, he began in a particular way. First, we find praise and honor to the Lord for who he is and what he has done.

Second, we find a call to sing to the Lord, telling him of his great deeds.

Third, we find a call to give glory to his holy name and to rejoice in him.

Fourth, we find a call to look to the Lord and his strength, seeking him always.

Why the order? We recognize, remember, rejoice, and reflect. These four R’s can be found in many of the psalms of Scripture, reminding us of the priorities of worship that focus on the Lord rather than our own desires.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.


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