We’ve been slowly walking through the Book of Psalms, and this week we’re looking at (Psalm 48). The Psalms do such a great job of talking about the topics and emotions we most often deal with in life.
There’s so much in this chapter, each verse is full of wisdom we can soak in, use, and grab hold of daily.
What stood out to me in this passage is found in Psalm 48:9, “Within your temple, oh God, we meditate on your unfailing love.”
What’s your thoughts when you head off to church? Are you thinking about the craziness of getting ready as a family, your clothes, how others look, the songs that are being sung…and how you don’t like some of them, maybe how long the sermon is going, or maybe it’s all that happens after church? If you’re anything like me, your mind can wonder and think on many things.
The author of Psalm 48, probably sung by a Levitical choir, reminds us of what we’re supposed to be reflecting on at church. We’re supposed to be reflecting on the steadfast, unfailing love of God. That love that is unbreakable and will never end. The love of a father or mother giving up their life for a child. It’s the kind of love demonstrated in the death of Jesus on the cross.
When I make church about God, who He is, and how much He loves me, my worship goes to another level. It takes away my selfish thoughts, It takes away the negative, and it fills the voids in my life with Him. It impacts me. It builds me up.
May we each recognize our part of worship, then shout, sing, and praise God because of it.