Re:Verse passage – 2 Chronicles 5:1-14 (day four)
When the Hebrews praised the Lord in the Temple (verse 13), they used a familiar phrase. David had used it often in the psalms…”the Lord is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” (Chapters 106, 107, 118, 136) The prophet Jeremiah used it later when he foretold the restoration of Israel from the Babylonian exile (Jeremiah 33:11). Since Scripture is inspired by God, this phrase must be pleasing to God. In our Re:Verse this week, God’s response to this corporate praise from the Hebrews was to fill the Temple with His presence. He literally inhabited their praise.
Sounds like a good idea to use God’s own words to praise Him! Using the words of Scripture to pray back to God is pleasing to Him. In prayer, in songs and hymns, or in worship…God responds to His praise. Do you want to acknowledge God’s love…God’s goodness…God’s character? “The Lord is good, His lovingkindness is everlasting!”