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Psalm 47:5-7 (NKJV)
5 God has gone up with a shout,
The LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
7 For God is the King of all the earth;
Sing praises with understanding.

On the day when Jesus ascended into heaven, angels addressed the disciples saying, "why do you stand gazing up into heaven?" (Acts 1:11) I wonder if the angels had this Psalm in mind at that moment, wondering why those present weren't sounding the shofar and shouting praises. Could it be that in that moment they saw the messianic fulfillment of these words? I don't know if that was the case - these thoughts are my own musings. But we know one day He will return to the earth with a trumpet sounding and people praising.

My thoughts today could be influenced by tonight's study in Revelation, as I'm much more aware of the eschatological implications of so much of the scripture. For me, there's an application at the conclusion of this passage that tells me not just to intellectually understand the words of praise I offer to God, but also to be perceptive to the events around me and not missing their significance. He is the King of the Earth. I will praise Him for who He is. And I will praise Him as I gain understanding about what He's doing, the fulfillment of His word, not left just "gazing heavenward" but realizing the significance of the Messiah moments in my life.

Lord, let my observations be accompanied with praises today.

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