Psalm 134 – Two Important Truths of Worship!

One of the shortest chapters in the Bible – Psalm 134 – but a chapter that teaches two profound and important truths about worship…

Psalm 134 is one of a group of psalms (Psalms 120-134)  that bear the designator “A Song of Ascents” – Psalms that were sung as pilgrims approached Jerusalem and the temple in preparation for worship.

So here’s the deal… We speak of “blessing” the Lord… and we seek the Lord’s blessing… This psalm emphasizes these two important aspects of worship that must be kept in mind for worship to be meaningful and profitable… Here they are along with the supporting message directly from the Psalm…

  1. When we worship, we “bless” the Lord – We proclaim – we acknowledge – His goodness, His grace, His character in our praise! … “Come bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord … Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!” (vss. 1-2)
  2. We, however, must remember and acknowledge, His “blessing” is always prior to ours!  The recognition of His rich “blessings” ought to prompt our blessing! … “May the Lord bless you – He who made heaven and earth!” (vs. 3)

Two important and complementary truths that I always want to acknowledge and keep in focus as I prepare to offer acceptable worship to the Lord!

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