Thursday’s Thought

Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy (Psalm 99:9).
This Psalm presents, as do many of the Psalms, the concept of praising God. The word translated “exalt” carries the idea: to raise, extol, lift up, set up, promote. Do these words describe our relationships with God? This verse gives the what and the why. We are to exalt because God is holy. We lift up God; we honor God; we praise God; we humble ourselves before God because God is God.
The psalmist describes God as: the Lord our God. The word translated “Lord” is defined: self-existent, eternal; Jehovah. God is not just any god; God is not God because man made Him so; God is not God because of popular vote; God is not God by accident; God is God because He is God and there is no other. God is the only eternal being. Angels are created beings, they are not eternal; therefore, Satan is not eternal; man is a created being, we are not eternal; God is self-existent, God is eternal.
Our Lord God is holy, no other god is holy. The word holy is from the same base word translated: sacred or saint. This word also lends itself to the word “sanctified;” being set-apart for the purpose of God. The children of God are commanded to be holy because our Father is holy. Because Jehovah God is holy, He is worthy to be exalted. He is worthy to be exalted in our daily lives; He is worthy to be exalted in our daily actions; He is worthy to be exalted in our daily speech; He is worthy to be exalted in our hearts and minds; He is worthy to be exalted above any and all others; He is worthy to be exalted in our daily service; He is worthy to be exalted in our worship; He is worthy to be exalted every second of every day of our lives; He is worthy to be exalted in this life and in the life to come; He is worthy to be exalted.
Let us exalt the Lord our God.