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Come and Worship

where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joys.  Psalm 65:8 (NIV)

From where the sun rises to where it sets,
     you inspire shouts of joy.  Psalm 65:8 NLT)

Dawn and dusk take turns calling, “Come and worship.”  Psalm 65:8 (MSG)

Which is your favourite – a beautiful sunrise or a beautiful sunset?  That’s a hard choice, isn’t it?  Take a moment to go back and read the opening verses again, slowly, with reverence.

Our rising hours are bright with hope, and our evening moments mellow with thanksgiving.  Notice that our response to every sunrise and every sunset is joyful worship.  We wake up with praise; we wind down with praise.

Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)  Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!  Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forever.  From the rising of the sun to the going down of it and from east to west, the name of the Lord is to be praised!  Psalm 113:1-3

From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God!  Or, as the Living Bible states:

Praise Him from sunrise to sunset!  Psalm 113:3 (TLB)

No matter where you are in the world, no matter what time of day it is, every moment of every day God inspires shouts of joy.  His Name is to be praised.  We should be always wearing the garment of praise.

God says:

For from the rising of the sun even to its setting,
My name will be great among the nations.  Malachi 1:11 (NASB)

John Calvin rightly said:

There is not a corner in heaven or on earth where God is not praised.

Psalm 92 tells us:

It is good to give thanks to the LORD
     and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning
     and Your faithfulness by night.  Psalm 92:1-2 (NASB)

He says, it is good!

Praise the LORD!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
   for it is pleasant and praise is becoming.  Psalm 147:1 (ESV)

It is good to praise.

This is the day that the LORD has made,
     let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24 (ESV)

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