God's ego trip
Ok I always sort of wondered why God needs US to praise Him! Why the ego trip.
One tip off, covenants with God are strictly one-way. We cannot have a covenant with God. He does have them with us.
So basically we have a sort of one-way relationship. Not unlike the kids (dad can I borrow the car).
God wants us to get to know him.
He is the perfect being!
He is the most true, just, pure, lovely and praiseworthy of beings. Does that sound familiar?
What God is asking us to do is think about everything that is true, just, pure, lovely and praiseworthy.
Sort of puts what we do and see into perspective!
I know that what I watch on TV has changed radically!
I have further cleaned up my language and thoughts, hay I am still a sinner with a long way to go.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.