1 Chronicles 23:30
“. . . to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at evening; . . .”
The Levites were the tribe appointed to serve around the Tabernacle and later, the Temple. Here, we are reminded of their duties. Webster defines duty as “assigned service, obligation or required activity.” Their duty included beginning and ending each day with worship. They were to stand before the Lord, and the people, and offer thankful praise to God.
We understand the covenant has changed. We no long offer goats and bulls at an altar erected to God. The cross has completed the need for sacrifice. Although the covenant has changed, God hasn’t. He is still deserving of thankful praise. It would do us well to begin and end each day expressing worship to the Lord. Sometimes praise is difficult because we are facing a particularly trying time. What is important to keep in mind is, God is still God. Whether we are facing good times or bad, God remains full of love, mercy and grace, and ever desires to comfort, strengthen and encourage.
Elsewhere, David would write, “why are you downcast o my soul, hope in God.” Instead of being weighed down with things that you cannot change, turn your attention to the one who can do all things, and begin to celebrate His greatness and glory.
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