There are many verses in scriptures about God’s righteousness and holiness, but I will only pick a few just for this mini lesson. Let’s begin to read:
“And when he [Jehoshaphat] had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.” – 2 Chronicles 20:21
“I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.” – Psalm 7:17
“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.” – Psalm 30:4
“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.” –Psalm 48:1
“According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.” – Psalm 48:10
“I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.” – Psalm 71:16
“My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame that seek my hurt.” – Psalm 71:24
As you can see by reading these verses that God is righteous and holy, and because of that, we are to praise Him for these attributes. Jesus has made provision for us to be righteous and live holy, just as He is righteous and holy.
Psalm 33:1 states, “Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.”
Saints of God, cheer God! Rejoice in Him! Why? Right-living people sound best when praising our Lord.
Did you get it? You are righteous; you are among the people who live right before God’s sight, and do not have a problem praising Him for His righteousness.
Now let’s read Leviticus 11:44a which states, “For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy:…” (also see 1 Peter 1:16). “Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.” (Psalm 99:3).
Did you get this as well? You are holy; you are to sanctify yourself, and be holy, just like the Lord, and because of your status with Him, you have no difficulty praising His Holiness.
God’s righteousness and holiness are character trait that are passed down to us through our Lord, Jesus Christ! We have our Father God’s genes, just like our natural father’s genes were passed down to us. You may have your father’s eyes, ears, hands and feet. The character traits were passed to you as a reminder of Him, and you also may have some of the same abilities as well. It is the same way with our Heavenly Father. Hallelujah!
From our spiritual genetic make-up (Genesis 1:27), we are made righteous by Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21), but as for holiness, we are too conformed in all things to the will of God by consecration to God’s service through gradual development (Romans 6:19, 22; Ephesians 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Pet. 1:15; 1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 7:1; Eph. 4:23, 24).
That’s why Paul wrote in Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
We all cried at some point in our life that we would love to know God’s will, and that’s ok for immature Christians. But for some season veterans, come on now, the bible is full of His perfect will for our lives. We are too busy to find out what they are for us personally. Thanks God for his grace! He has given you a divine hook-up, and you have come across this blog called I Love Praise and Worship, and began to read “Develop a Habit of Thanksgiving.” There you find out “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Do you believe that and not mentally consent this to be true? Praise of Thanksgiving is a part of your holiness. This is God’s will. You have the Father God’s genes. You have the same abilities to give thanks for the good and the ugly (bad). He did it, and so can you.
Now we are told another important key in doing God’ will, and that is, how to verify the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God? What’s the answer? Do you know? We are told not to be conformed to this world ways of doing things, but renew our minds in the ways of the Kingdom – God’s system of operating; not the world’s system. If you need some help in this area, please give me a holla by email, and I will be happy to assist you in this area.
Getting back to the question above, if we are pre-wired to praise God, then why is it so hard for us (Believers in Christ Jesus) to do?
Our minds are conformed to this world, and it must be transformed by the renewing of our minds, so we may know the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God; not our feelings. That’s why we do not know that it is God’s will to praise Him in everything, at all times, and in every situation!
Holy Holy by Tim Hughes
Until next time, continue to be blessed and Praise the Lord!
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All bible scripture are from the King James version, unless otherwise expressed.