Devo – Day 7


Psalm 115
Romans 11:33-36
Ephesians 1

Most of us have heard the song “Doxology.” From it we can learn to praise God because He alone is worthy of our praise! In this devo, we want to focus on this, but also on how the song came to be. Here are the lyrics: 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

English hymn writer Thomas Ken wrote and added “Doxology” to the end of each of his hymns in the 1600s, not knowing we would still be singing it to this day. What we don’t realize is that people didn’t really write hymns back then. Thomas was the chaplain for England’s king and was sent away to London’s tower for his faith and hymn writing. Thomas didn’t allow his banishment to slow him down and continued to praise God through worship despite his circumstance.

Every morning, afternoon and evening, Thomas praised God. His lifestyle was framed around his focus on worshipping his heavenly Father throughout his day. He knew that even if he were exiled by the King of England himself, God was worthy of man’s praise.

Paul exclaims in Romans 11:36, “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” Encourage yourself by waking each morning and reading this verse. Go to bed each night this week meditating on the words of God, giving praise to Him for He alone is worthy. Praise Him for all that He’s blessed you with. Praise Him because He created you.

Pray and give God glory!