MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER, 2018
TEXT: PSALMS 103:1-5; PSALMS 146-150
MEMORY VERSE: PSALMS 103:1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His Holy name.”
The word ‘Hallelujah’ is very popular among Christians but very few know that the Hebrew word means. “Praise Ye Jah (Jehovah) Hallelujah is a shout of victory, especially over the wicked. Today is the very last day of the year and by this time tomorrow, we are already in another year (2019). It is worth celebrating. But how do you celebrate seeing the end of the year? Do you celebrate it in beer parlours or with another man’s wife or husband? Christianity does not go against celebration but you must mind how you go about it in order not to fall into sin. Sin is like cancer.
David wrote Psalm 103 asking his soul to bless (worship) the Lord (Jesus Christ). He looked back and saw that God had showered many benefits on him. Psalms 111-118 and Ps. 146-150 are Hallelujah psalms which we must read and digest. Ps. 147:1 says “Praise ye the Lord for it is good to sing praises unto our God: for it is pleasant and praise is comely” and verse 7 says “Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God.” Ps. 149 urges us to sing a new song unto the Lord (verse 1) because “He takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the meek with salvation”, and so forth.
Beloved, praise ye the Lord because He is good and for His mighty acts. Let the high praises of God be in your mouth because you are still alive this day. Praise Him because your illness is gone forever and because God will repay all your losses in 2018 with stupendous blessings in the New Year. Hallelujah. Be of good cheer, you who have specific needs; you will begin to flourish like the Almond tree in the New Year. It is well with you.
HYMN: EMHB 955 – STANDING AT THE PORTAL
PRAYER: Thank you, Father, for allowing me to see the very last day of the year in peace and good health. Let it be well with me and my family in the New Year and pour your blessings on me and keep me fit to serve You in Jesus’ name. Amen.