"Praise the LORD!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent
3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the
Praise the LORD!”
Did you see the repetition? Sure you did. "Praise the LORD!" Verse one reminds us that we are to give our praise "in his sanctuary."
When you read this portion, like most of us, you think of our worshipping together on Sundays. Maybe it’s because of all the instruments that are mentioned in the latter verses, I don't know. Even though this was written to the nation of Israel, calling them to worship, I would like to make another observation.
I think we can safely say that God is not in the actual building. In fact, He never was. Listen to Stephen before he was stoned to death in Acts 7:47-50:
47 But it was Solomon who built a house for him. 48 Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says, 49 "'Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? 50 Did not my hand make all these things?'"
My point in writing "Alone Time With God" is to remind us that a portion of our alone time with God needs to include praise.
"Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!"
That means you and me.
Blessings on your Journey,