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The Journey - January 1, 2016

  • 2016 Jan 01

The Journey with Ron Moore

A Hallelujah Life | Psalm 135:1-7

Today’s Passage: Psalm 135:1-7
Key Verses: Psalm 135:1-3

Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, you servants of the LORD, you who minister in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

Anyone want to take a wild guess at what the psalmist is driving at in these verses? I am pretty sure the point is: Praise the Lord! The English phrase “Praise the Lord” comes from one powerful Hebrew word “Hallelujah.” According to this psalm (and many passages like it), followers of the Lord are to live a “Hallelujah” life.

Praise is the act of expressing approval, admiration and adoration. It includes belting out songs from the tops of our lungs and the bottoms of our hearts, but it doesn’t stop there. Praise must be expressed with all of our being. Some questions to consider:

  • Are you praising the Lord with your mouth? Do your words truly demonstrate your admiration of the eternal God?
  • Are you praising the Lord with your mind? Do your thoughts reflect his glory?
  • Are you praising the Lord with your actions? Do you demonstrate a wholehearted love for God?
  • Are you praising the Lord with your money? Does your virtual wallet demonstrate an expression of your commitment to serve him and others?

A “Hallelujah” life means more than just singing along with your favorite praise song downloads. Praise him with all you’ve got. He is worth far more than all you have.

Father, help us to live whole and complete hallelujah lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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