READ : Luke 19:28-40
His disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice. (v. 37)
We all want to find our purpose in life. Many search for it purely in terms of this
world, but our true purpose is found only in contributing to Christ’s glory.
As Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday the multitude of people praised him, which
was their natural reaction to his goodness and mighty works. When Jesus was told to rebuke
the people, he replied, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out”
(v. 40). John Gill explains this expression to mean that it would be intolerable for Jesus
not to receive praise. If Christ stopped the people from singing hosannas to him, the
stones of the earth would have taken up the song, because it is creation’s purpose to
praise him. If we were to fail to give our Creator the glory due his name, all of creation
around us would offer its acclamations in our place!
Since our greatest purpose is to praise God, that means we are to praise him in all things and at all times. A great picture of living a life of praise can be found in the psalms. I encourage you to use them as a guide for your own worship as you praise him in all things.
Father, may we live a life of praise to you!