Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”
1 Chronicles 16:34-36
This time of worship before the Lord is also chronicled in Psalm 106. David wrote these words of worship. This is biblical worship on display!
God Himself is the everlasting God. He is from everlasting to everlasting. It follows that His love endures forever. John would write hundreds of years later that ‘God is love.’
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:7-12
Biblical worship is based in the Reality, Person and Power of God. He is the Almighty Who has done great things. He is loving and compassionate, gracious toward His people. Our response to God in worship is just that, our response. It’s a response that is appropriate and passionate. We are in awe of Who God is and what He has done.
All the people say ‘Amen!’ and ‘Praise The Lord!’
Father, thank You for being love. You’re not just loving, You are love. You are gracious and compassionate toward me. You are worthy of my worth-ship. How great and awesome You are! Show Yourself through my life today. I live for You.