Date: Tuesday, 19th September, 2023
Text: Psalm 150:3-6
Author: Pastor Adedeji Fadehan
Psalm 63:4 says, “Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands (yadah) in thy name. Yadah means to extend your hands vigorously as in complete surrender.
It comes from two root words, ‘yad,’ which means hand, and ‘ah,’ from God’s name, Jehovah. Basically, ‘yadah’ is responding to God by lifting our hands in praise.
When we worship God and praise Him, we sometimes feel the urge to raise our hands and lift them to Him. Even though no one has taught us about these things, our spirits and bodies naturally know how to respond to God in praise.
Psalm 100:4 says, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving (towdah), and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Related to yadah, towdah means extending your hands or raising them, this time, in thanksgiving for something God has done or for what you trust and believe He will do.
Therefore, while yadah involves lifting our hands to God in praise, towdah means extending our hands to Him in thanksgiving.
In today’s text, David said, “Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.” Psalm 150:3-6.
In the above scriptures we see another form of worship termed Zamar in the original Hebrew, meaning instrumental praise. It involves rejoicing and making music to the Lord.
Every child of God should know and regularly engage the seven dimensions of worship because this is our duty as long as we breathe. And in Heaven, we would all worship God from eternity to eternity. If you have not yet surrendered to Jesus, the Lover of your soul, kindly do so today because tomorrow may be too late.
Prayer Nugget: Father, please, anoint me with the oil of gladness and clothe me with the garment of praise in Jesus name.