are commanded to praise God (Ps 150). We praise him for what he does for us but
more especially, for who he is: God above all gods, King of Kings and Lord of
Lords, mighty God and our creator. His love never fails and his mercy endures
you look at the Greek and Hebrew words for praise, we are told to praise him
with our voices (Ps 149) and uplifted hands (Ps 63:4), to rejoice with
exuberance and to make a very loud noise (Ezra 3:11). In Psalm 150 we read that:
"everything that hath breath" should praise the Lord (Psalm 150:6; KJV).
We should praise God using all kinds of musical instruments and also with the
dance (Ps 149). God says he takes pleasure in his people of praise (Ps 149).
praise should perhaps take a cue from God's expression of joy over us as given
in Zephaniah 3:17. Here it says he rejoices over us with joy, love and singing;
He dances and spins for joy with an indescribable intensity. Praise comes from
the heart (John 4:23). We should praise God at all times and in all
circumstances (Ps 34:1). There is power in praise because God is enthroned in the
praises of his people (Ps 22:3). There is power to break every bondage that
holds us, power to lift us up and open doors to set us free (Acts 16:25-26).
you are down today, then praise God and he will lift you up.
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