Today we’re looking at the letter E and reasons, beginning with that letter, for praising God. He is worthy of our worship and praise! We will be looking at the Eternal God, everlasting life, and Godly examples.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
1Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
God is eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. He always has been and He always will be. Our finite brains can not even fully grasp that thought. But that is all the more reason for us to praise God for who He is!
God gives to each one of His children everlasting life, a life that goes on and on forever in Heaven with Him! How wonderful that will be when we get to Heaven and fully understand what an amazing gift that is! But for now, we can praise Him while we remain here on earth, faithfully following His will for our lives!
Examples to follow
The Bible is full of Godly examples to follow, and we can find a lot of them in Hebrews 11. The following verses are taken from various parts of Hebrews 11, the Hall of Faith.
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
This chapter has so much more in it. Why don’t you go ahead and read all of Hebrews 11? We have many examples to study, don’t we? And we have a great responsibility to carry on where they left off.
Heb 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
What is something you are praising God for today? Share it with us in the comments!