The dedication of the temple and a two-week celebration. Praise! (1 Kings 8)
Reminders to live full of the Spirit …
15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. 18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. 20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:15-20, NLT)
… and to give thanks for everything to God in Jesus’ name.
He will show his greatness and holiness, making himself known to all the nations of the world–and they will know that he is the Lord. (Ezekiel 38)
A remembrance, a promise and a hope:
1 I will sing of the Lord’s unfailing love forever!
Young and old will hear of your faithfulness.
2 Your unfailing love will last forever.
Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens. (Psalm 89:1-2, NLT)
… even in the wonder.
46 O Lord, how long will this go on?
Will you hide yourself forever?
How long will your anger burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my life is,
how empty and futile this human existence!
48 No one can live forever; all will die.
No one can escape the power of the grave. Interlude
49 Lord, where is your unfailing love?
You promised it to David with a faithful pledge.
50 Consider, Lord, how your servants are disgraced!
I carry in my heart the insults of so many people.
51 Your enemies have mocked me, O Lord;
they mock your anointed king wherever he goes.
52 Praise the Lord forever!
Amen and amen! (Psalm 89:46-52, NLT)
Oh, the days I find myself waking to His song, praise! And the mountains moved declare His greatness, praise! His Word a light and lamp in darkness, praise! In the trials and questioning and wonder, praise!
Praise the Lord forever! Amen and amen!