A Good Word for God

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 1 (day six) 
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (v 1)
What does the Bible mean when it calls us to bless God?  Paul combined two Greek words.  Eu=“good”.  Logos=“word”.  Eulogetos=“to speak a good word”.  (Think of eulogy, “honor or gratitude usually spoken at a funeral”.)  It is a biblical call to praise!  Those of us who receive from God have a moral obligation to “speak a good word” TO Him (praise) or “speak a good word” ABOUT Him (witness).  David often urged this lesson on the people of Israel.  “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.  Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.” (Psalm 100:1-2)  Not because God needs our approval, but because only gratitude prevents us from becoming spoiled children who receive gifts without any sense of obligation.  We have nothing to give God for His goodness.  Our duty is to speak a good word to/for Him.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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