"Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord." Psalm 113:1
We are all quick to call upon the Lord for help when we are in trouble, but when was the last time you spent some time just praising Him. Time not asking Him for anything but instead thanking Him for all that He has done for you. There are numerous verses that admonish us to praise Him, and for various reasons.
He is praised for His avenging power. (Judges 5:2) Have you praised Him for avenging you before someone who was working against you?
He is praised for His goodness. (Psalm 106:1) Has He been good to you?
He is praised for His merciful kindness and truth. (Psalm 117:2) Has He showed you kindness? Has He been merciful to you when He should not have been, because you deserved punishment? He has given you truth through His word to guide and direct you through life. Should you praise Him for that?
He is praised for His delivering power. (Jeremiah 20:13) Has He delivered you-- from sin, for a bondage, from a near fatal accident, from those who were trying to destroy you, from an illness?
Just what has He done for you that is praise-worthy? The greatest thing He did for me was to send His Son Jesus to die on the cross and pay the price for my sins and take my punishment so that I could have eternal life. Personally, if He never did anything else for me that would be plenty of reason for me to never stop praising Him. How about you?
He is worthy to be praised, and if He has done anything for you, you should give Him praise every day.
Have a great day. What has the Lord done for you? Isn't that cause to praise Him?
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