“Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ.”2 Cor. 2:4a
Our triumph comes from what God did in Christ. It is our victory. We give thanks to
God who always leads us in triumph in Christ and always through us. The primary
purpose of the festivals of Israel was for the people of God to come together and give
him thanks and praising His name.
“I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of our Lord. Psalm 122:1
This psalm talks about the place of worship, Jerusalem; the purpose of worship, the
Lord; and the power of worship. It brings gladness to the hearts of worshipers.
David found gladness in the purpose of their going to the house of God; he also
found gladness in who would meet him in that place.
Coming together as community gathering into God’s house makes us glad, gives us
joy and is something to be celebrated. We know that no building could contain God
in all his glory and greatness, but at the house of the Lord we can focus on his
thoughts, prayers, worship and receive God’s word in community of God’s people in
a special way.
Worship gives us a structure for life. Worship takes our eyes off ourselves and
places them rightly on God. It gives gratitude for the past. It gives us faith for where
we are right now and gives us hope for what He will do in the future. We too are on a
journey and in worship we acknowledge the triumph of Christ is ours.
How might worship give you a structure for life?
How have you been encouraged by worship in community?
How does your definition of triumph align with God’s?
Father, you have given me the triumphant success and wisdom of Christ. Your have
enabled me to fulfill my calling as a beautiful, supernatural, spiritual child of God.
May your blessing in me spread to all the people, places and situations I encounter.