Joining Christ’s Cheering Squad

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To cheer someone on is a good habit to form.

We can give a novice an emotional lift. Encourage them. Let them know they are doing okay, even if we know it could be done better.

It’s motivation we’re after, not the finished product.

How many children make their beds properly the first time? Yet, we clap and applaud, because we know that with enough practice, they will get it right . . . or at least continue trying, and sometimes that’s good enough.

Why, then, do we need to cheer on God? According to the Bible, he is already perfect in all his ways.

Revelation 15:4 gives us the low down.

“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

This verse gives us two reasons to lift our voices in praise and glorify his name (or, to cheer for God).

Our 1st Reason to Cheer: “For you alone are holy.”

God is our standard bearer. He is the example by which we live our lives. Jesus, as his Son, exemplifies the nature of God in his perfection during his time on the earth. It’s time to raise a cheer for God.

Our 2nd Reason to Cheer: “Your righteous acts have been revealed.”

We have an entire book filled with the righteous acts of God. We call it the Bible. His divine nature exemplifies holiness and perfection, and his standard is the mark to which we peg our Christian lifestyle.

Rah, rah, Christ is our King. We raise our hands to him and sing.

When we lift our praise to God, we acknowledge him as our Lord.

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