20 November 2012

{faith} empty praise

The lyrics to this song spoke to me this weekend.

I know this never happens to you, but I was aching for praise. Just wishing for a few words of affirmation. And I began to think that if nobody cares enough to say something, I might just quit. Even though I love what I do.

Enter this song and these words and a rush of God-speak to my heart.
Riches I heed not nor man's empty praise
Thou mine inheritance now and always
God's praise is not empty. It goes beyond a mere complement to the even greater realm of forever rewards. It comes from a mouth that has also spoken parting words as He takes every last little bit of my sinful pride and jealousy and angst onto His shoulders and dies in my place.

I don't come anywhere near deserving that kind of praise, yet He gives it. Freely. All the time. 

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Be Thou My Vision by David Chapman on Grooveshark