“Life of Praise”
“David appointed the following Levites to lead the people in worship before the Ark of the LORD—to invoke his blessings, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel…On that day David gave to Asaph and his fellow Levites this song of thanksgiving to the LORD…and all the people shouted ‘Amen!’ and praised the LORD.”
1 Chronicles 16:4, 7, 36
When the Ark arrived in Jerusalem, David not only offered a song of praise for that day, but he appointed Levites to continue worshiping day and night. Now that the Ark was near him, David made sure God would ALWAYS be praised.
David sang about exulting, worshiping, and rejoicing in God, but I especially notice three other words about connection with God. Search for the Lord’s strength, seek Him continually, and remember His wonders, rulings, and covenant.
Interestingly, when I noted those words in my journal, I was nearing my seventieth birthday, so I had already lived for decades in a precious relationship with God. The older I got, I searched for His STRENGTH because I needed it more, but I sought HIM continually because I wanted Him more. And at my age, I have a lot to remember—wonders too many to count. However, the rulings God has taught me—HIS Truth that sets me free—are even more wonderful to me.
But I must say, the last remember in David’s song is the most precious to my heart—remember God’s covenant. I can never explain His unfailing love to me, but for the privilege of that special relationship, I will worship all day and all night, just like the Levites!
No matter what your age, please join in this life of praise!