Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"The Beauty Of Praise"

"Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely." Psalm 147

The verse this morning is pretty self explanatory. 

"Praise the Lord".  When?  When things are going well?  When things are not well?  When tragedy hits?  When pain touches your body?  When the doctor's report is bad?  When you get a promotion at work?  The answer is "at all times".

"It is good to sing praises unto our God".  Why?  Why should we praise Him?  Why should we praise Him even when bad things are happening?  Why shouldn't we reserve our praise for only the good times in our lives?  "For it is pleasant and comely".  Simply, because it is beautiful.  It looks better and sounds better than murmuring and complaining, fussing and whining, anger and bitterness.  It gives God honor and glory.  It reveals the worthiness of God to be praised regardless of what it going on in our lives. 

The verse doesn't say we should praise Him "for" bad things, or even "good" things.  It says praise Him.  There is power in praise.  There is freedom that comes through praise.  There is healing that comes when we praise.  There is peace that comes as we praise.  So, "Praise ye the Lord".

Have a great day.  Praise looks and sounds a whole lot better than murmuring and complaining does. 

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