Westside Baptist Church of York  
Welcome to West Side Baptist Church of York

Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

"Praise the LORD!"
Psalm 146:1

Praise is a becoming activity to all those who receive good from the hand of the LORD. When we consider the physical blessings of health and strength, the material blessings of food and clothing and shelter, the domestic blessings of spouse and children and parents, the natural blessings of woods and mountains and oceans and meadows, how rich we ought to know our lives to be! And when we consider our sins and transgressions against the LORD who has so bountifully blessed us, how much more should we stand in amazement that "He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." Matthew 5:45. Friend, each of us ought to feel as Jacob when he said, "I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies... which the LORD has shown unto me." Yet, rather than praising the LORD for His goodness and mercy to us, we are more prone to think we deserve better than we receive. When we have troubles we are too prone to ask, "What did I ever do to deserve this?" If we were as conscious of our sins against God as we ought to be, we would have to answer, "plenty."

Dear Reader, the consideration of our sins should remind us of another category of blessing which is spiritual blessing. It is because of sin that Jesus Christ was sent into the world. Every sinner who trusts in the perfect obedience of Jesus Christ and in His sacrificial death for sinners will find the most excellent blessing of all -- eternal life. Peace of conscience and assurance of slavation are priceless blessings for all who call on the name of the LORD. Praise the LORD!



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