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January 13, 2024

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised ...

Psalm 48:1

Much of our life is governed by cause and effect. If you flip the wall switch, the lights come on. If you turn the vehicle ignition switch, the engine starts up. If you turn on the oven controls and set the temperature to 400 degrees, the oven heats up.

Our worship life is predicated on cause and effect. In worship it is crucial we acknowledge the cause of our prayers. Praise and thanks are because God has shown us who he is or has revealed to us things he has done for us. Our response is to praise him. We are respondents to God as he reveals to us his majesty, goodness, grace, etc. Our worship reflects who God is and what he has done for us in and through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jerrold Lloyd Nichols
Fort Wayne, IN

Dear Lord, accept our thanks and praise for the goodness you graciously give to us. Amen.

Reflect: Demonstrate how your prayers and praises are a response to God’s blessings to you.

Read: Psalm 48 and Psalm 68