God is Worthy to be Praised

God is Worthy to be Praised

Our God is worthy to be praised at all times!  The Bible tells us this in many and various ways.  The Word of God enumerates God’s qualities and character traits for us, so that we may understand Him and love Him.  It also helps us to praise Him regularly when we realize His greatness and love.

God has revealed Himself to mankind according to the Scriptures shown below.

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.  (Rom 1:19)

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse . . .  (Rom 1:20)

Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.  (Isa 40:26)

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.  (Ps 18:3, emphasis added)

. . . saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”  (Rev 5:12)

Why has God revealed Himself to us?  Because He wants to be in relationship with His people.

He reminds us that He is the creator of all things, and that He is Omnipotent.  The Lord tells us to call upon Him, and also to worship Him.  We are even told to worship Him at all times!

Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. (Dan 2:20, underscoring added)

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  (Ps 34:1)

From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised.  (Ps 113:3)  See also Psalm 71:8, 15; 104:33; and Hebrews 13:15.

We cannot say that we didn’t know that God desires our continuous praise because it is so clearly shown to us in His Word.  Let this serve as a gentle reminder to us all to be mindful and obedient to God’s instructions.  Praising God will bless us and will strengthen our faith as well as our relationship with the Lord.  God bless you!

What Does the Bible Say About the Trinity?

What Does the Bible Say About the Trinity?

When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. 22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”  (Lk 3:21-22)

This verse is an indication that there are three persons in the deity—called the Triune God (or the Trinity).  Triune simply means “three in one.”  This is certainly a theological mystery and something that is beyond our human comprehension.  The three persons of the Godhead are eternal, and have always existed together in loving unity.  This is one of several mysteries of faith that followers of Jesus are not able to comprehend now, but will understand fully in eternity.

When Jesus was baptized, the three persons of the Godhead were present.  The Father spoke from Heaven; the Son fulfilled all righteousness in being baptized; and the Spirit descended upon Jesus as a dove.  (Mt 3:16-17)

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.  (1 Cor 12:4-6)  This verse above speaks about: 1) the Spirit, 2) the Lord [Jesus]; and 3) God [the Father]. 

. . . and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.  (Rom 1:4)   This verse confirms that Jesus was the Son of God [the Father], who was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit.  (see Rom 8:11)  So this is another indication of a Triune God.

Another verse that speaks to our topic is:

. . . remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.  (1 Thes 1:3-5)

We are people of faith, and the doctrine of the Trinity is a matter of faith.  It was confirmed as official church doctrine in AD325 at the Council of Nicea.  As is true of so many facets of our faith, we know that one day the Lord will open our eyes to all truth when we are with Him, face to face.  God bless you.