“A Testimony Of Praise” (1 Chronicles 16: 8, ESV) by Carley Evans

Quoting David, Ezra writes: “Seek His presence continually.” (1 Chronicles 16: 11)

In his song, David calls us to “give thanks to the Lord; call upon His Name.” But, we are also to “make known His deeds among the peoples!”

We are to testify. We are to “remember the wondrous works that He has done, His miracles and the judgments He uttered.” (1 Chronicles 16: 12) We are to testify of “His covenant forever, the Word that He commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant He made with Abraham.” (1 Chronicles 16: 15 – 16)

We are a testimony to God’s wondrous works and to the everlasting covenant He has made with His people. “Splendor and majesty are before Him, strength and joy are in His place.” (1 Chronicles 16: 27)

We are to “tell of His salvation from day to day; [to] declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and He is to be held in awe.” (1 Chronicles 16: 23 – 25)