Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Psalm 117:1 Praise the LORD, all nations; Laud Him, all peoples!
Never have I taken the time to look up the word Laud until now:
laud /lɔd/ Show Spelled[lawd] Show IPA
verb (used with object)
1. to praise; extol.
2. a song or hymn of praise.
3. lauds, ( used with a singular or plural verb ) Ecclesiastical . a canonical hour, marked especially by psalms of praise, usually recited with matins.
So after seeing it is pronounced lawd - I have memories of hearing people saying "Lawd, lawd" and never realized what it meant. A form of expression that is given back to God is what I am seeing in this!
It can't get much simpler that this! Praise the Lord - it's given to us so many times in the Bible and it's clear why. Because it isn't just natural for us to give Him praise all the time, we do need to be constantly reminded so that it will be burned in our heart until we just do it! When we as individuals are doing it, then nations will do it. It's just scary that right now our nations are in an uproar and they do not have their eyes on God. Our prayer needs to be focused on the nations right now. London is burning the town down, our government is too busy fighting among themselves in trying to make themselves look good, that they have forgotten who they are suppose to be looking after! Out leaders don't go to God for their answers that is clear!
It's time to refocus and get our Praise back on!