Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 19, 2015 … Eulogizing Our God

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 200

Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK … Please once again take the time to take in a video of Matt Redman, leading in worship and singing a great praise song Bless the Lord declaring a eulogy of God in worship. … And THEN ON TO THIS LINK to hear my friend Clay Crosse singing When I Lift My Hands in a genuine eulogy of praise to our God.

Highlight Passage Ephesians 1: 3 [NKJV] … 
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, … 
… To “bless” God is eulogize Him.
Highlight Context - Ephesians 1: 3-15 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK
… Paul’s eulogy of the living God.

Reference Passage #1 - Judges 5: 2, 9 [NKJV] USE THIS LINK ... 
… When God’s people, especially the leaders, come together to bless the Lord.

Reference Passage #2 - Psalm 103: 1-2 [NKJV] … 
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy Name! 
… 2 Bless the Lord, O my Soul, and forget not His benefits … 
… Never forgetting and always praising God’s holy Name.

Reference Passage #3 - Psalm 134 [NKJV] USE THIS LINK ...
… Lifting our hands to eulogize our God.

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Marvin Willians, writes about the concept of a “eulogy,” … We often use the word eulogy to refer to the words spoken at a funeral. But it can also refer to other situations where we give high praise to someone. In the opening lines of Ephesians, the apostle Paul eulogized the living God. When he said, “Blessed be the God and Father,” he used a word for “blessed” that means [in the Greek] “eulogy.” 

Then, also citing the highlight scripture for the day, Williams went on to show how the Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, exhorted them to lift up a eulogy of praise to our God, often and with intensity of feeling, to demonstrating our true love and desire to reflect back the love God, the Father, had shown us in sending His Son to save us.

 So, as you join me to read this, I pray we all can lift our hands, as Clay Crosse sings [linked above] and eulogize our God with genuine praise from our hearts.

My Prayer Today: Oh Lord, … may our heart join today to praise Your holy Name! Amen

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