May 22, 2006
My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Have you ever wondered why the Scripture instructs us to praise God? Three reasons can be found in the verses above from Psalm 34.
First of all, praising the Lord encourages others. I think you’d be amazed at how people, Christian and non-Christian alike, respond to something as positive as honest and sincere praise to God when something good or bad happens to you.
Second, praising God naturally brings fellowship. There is a closeness… a bond… that is created when you’re praising God together.
And last, praising the Lord gives you power for your day-to-day life. I don’t know what you may be facing today, be it a temptation you can’t let go of or a sin you can’t escape. Whatever it is, praise will bring you out of it!
My friend, God responds to your honest, genuine praise of Him. So I urge you to make praise a habit no matter what you may be going through today!
GOD RESPONDS TO YOUR PRAISE OF HIM!