Thanksgiving is one of the premium building blocks of the House of Pure-Worshipers who reside on Mount Zion.
Never forget that Mount Zion is situated in Judah’s land – Judah’s portion – which God loves: “[He] chose the Tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved” (Psalms 78:68 NKJV). The name Judah means “to praise.” One of the essential essences of praise is thanksgiving. Perhaps, that is one of the reasons that Mount Zion is called the joy of the whole earth (Psalms 48:2).
Another name for the House of Pure-Worshipers is the Tabernacle of David, which consists of hearts that are after God’s own heart. We are told in Psalms 125:1 that those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion. They are immovable, because they abide continually in Him. Psalms 74:2 agrees whole-heartedly by painting a picture of Mount Zion where the LORD dwells with His redeemed congregation. The Psalmist sings “Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, The tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed – This is Mount Zion where You have dwelt” (Psalms 74:2 NKJV).
Praise is first and foremost about glorifying God. Praise is a form of worship that expresses gratitude, honor and worthiness. It celebrates His divine goodness, and so does thanksgiving.
I love King David! He was so passionate, and he screwed up so much that his example in Scripture gives me incredible hope where I can give thanks to God in the most difficult circumstances. When King David proclaimed: “You have relieved me in my distress” (Psalms 4:2), his heart was full of deep heartfelt gratitude. David was basically thanking God for taking his constricted, distressful situations and creating expansive, joyful outcomes. For instance, from his disastrous affair with Bathsheba came King David’s successor – Solomon – after years of Him seeking God with a contrite heart. Out of the plague that followed David’s census came the purchase of the threshing floor of Aravnah, which became the site of God’s Temple after David rectified the situation (See II Samuel 24).
I pray that the essential essence of thanksgiving expands for you and yours. Let us all join King David and company in the Tabernacle of David situated on Mount Zion to sing portions of David’s Song of Thanksgiving:
“OH, GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD! CALL UPON HIS NAME; MAKE KNOWN HIS DEEDS AMONG THE PEOPLE! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! GLORY IN HIS HOLY NAME; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore! Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, … He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations, …Sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. DECLARE HIS GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS, HIS WONDERS AMONG ALL PEOPLES. FOR THE LORD IS GREAT AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED; He is also to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens. HONOR AND MAJESTY ARE BEFORE HIM; Strength and gladness are in His place. Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength. GIVE TO THE LORD THE GLORY DUE HIS NAME; Bring an offering, and come before Him. OH, WORSHIP THE LORD IN THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS! Tremble before Him, all the earth. The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it. Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the Lord, For He is coming to judge the earth. OH, GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD! FOR HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER. And say, “Save us, O God of our salvation; Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles, TO GIVE THANKS TO YOUR HOLY NAME, TO TRIUMPH IN YOUR PRAISE.” Blessed be the Lord God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And all the people said, ‘Amen!’ and praised the Lord” (I Chronicles 16:8-13,14-15,23-36 NKJV).
Give em heaven!!!
Written November 26, 2020 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.
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