JUDAH IS PRAISE
In Matthew 1:1–6 and Luke 3:31–34 of the New Testament, Jesus is described as a member of the tribe of Judah by lineage. Revelation 5:5 also mentions an apocalyptic vision of the Lion of the tribe of Judah:
“But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
To talk of Jesus is to talk of Judah. To talk of Judah is to talk of Praise. Judah means Praise in Hebrew (Genesis 29:35). Not doctrine, rules, catechisms, instructions, or methods. These may come later… but praise is first, last and always. Wisdom might have us delay our religious information and exercises until we have learned and experienced the practice of praising the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings. All the other stuff is later worked into this glorious exercise of freedom and joy.
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 150:6)
“You shall worship the Lord your God and serve him only.” Jesus