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Sunday, September 30, 2012


 by Charles Spurgeon

"Sing forth the honour of his name, make his praise glorious."
Psalm 66:2

     It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God's most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of his grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no authoritative rubric for daily praise; we have no commandment prescribing certain hours of song and thanksgiving: but the law written upon the heart teaches us that it is right to praise God; and the unwritten mandate comes to us with as much force as if it had been recorded on the tables of stone, or handed to us from the top of thundering Sinai. Yes, it is the Christian's duty to praise God. It is not only a pleasurable exercise, but it is the absolute obligation of his life.

     Think not ye who are always mourning, that ye are guiltless in this respect, or imagine that ye can discharge your duty to your God without songs of praise. You are bound by the bonds of his love to bless his name so long as you live, and his praise should continually be in your mouth, for you are blessed, in order that you may bless him; "this people have I formed for myself, they shall show forth my praise"; and if you do not praise God, you are not bringing forth the fruit which he, as the Divine Husbandman, has a right to expect at your hands.

     Let not your harp then hang upon the willows, but take it down, and strive, with a grateful heart, to bring forth its loudest music. Arise and chant his praise. With every morning's dawn, lift up your notes of thanksgiving, and let every setting sun be followed with your song. Girdle the earth with your praises; surround it with an atmosphere of melody, and God himself will hearken from heaven and accept your music.

"E'en so I love thee, and will love,
And in thy praise will sing,
Because thou art my loving God,
And my redeeming King."

Note from the Schoolmarm...  Please pray for my dear coworker and friend.  Her dear mother passed away suddenly this morning.  Thank you so much.


  1. Praying, dear girl.. No one wants to lose their Mom.. xo

    1. Thank you, Faye! You are such a dear! I appreciate your prayers from Canada for my friend. Blessings to you!

      In Christ,

  2. So very nice to meet you. Thanks for following my blog. I'll be praying for your co-worker. My mom passed away four years ago this past Friday. I miss her so very much.

    1. It is a pleasure to meet you as well! :) Thank you for your prayers for her. Some of the teachers will be traveling 5 hours to New York to be with her. Please pray for their safety- they won't be getting back until midnight Thursday night and have to teach the next day...

      I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I will be praying for you and comfort on a hard anniversary. Blessings, my dear new friend!


  3. Morning Anne with a E!
    Beautiful true..
    Praying for your friend. May our Heavenly Dad bring her comfort and strength.
    Sening my friend a hug too.
    Blessings & October JOY


    1. My dear Trace with an e,
      I so appreciate your prayers for her as well. She has had a rough year and needs prayers for strength. Thank you!

      And thank you for MY hug... I needed it...

      Hugs right back to you!
      Love and blessings,

  4. I will pray and I love Spurgeon!

    1. Thank you! Mr. Spurgeon can be such a comfort, but he can also make you think and step on your toes! But, it is all needed in our walk, right? I do confess I cringe when I know I am going to be reading a "convicting one". It's like, "Uh-oh. Here it comes!" :)

      Blessings to you!


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