Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all his wonderful acts. (Psalm 105:1-2)
The awe of the sovereign God of the universe is sufficient inspiration to invite the totality of our worship. He is the God of all creation, the giver of life and the sustainer of souls. Worship-worth/ship-should be the natural relationship between created and Creator.
Then the mind gets in the way…
The brain tells the heart to justify the worship. Give me a reason, it says. The psalmist knows this tendency well. To call Israel to worship he rehearses the glory of Yahweh’s interactions with His people.. Glory in his holy name…Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.
He remembers his covenant forever..He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree
They wandered from nation to nation…He allowed no one to oppress them
Have you spent the time allowing God to remind you of your history together? The wonders that He has worked in your life, the trials he has sustained you through, the love He blankets you with. The act of rehearsing your history may be a personal motivation that deepens your worship to depths you have yet to experience.
Praise the Lord. (v45)