Why should we praise?
#1. Praise is appropriate for us as believers
It makes us acceptable and attractive to Yahweh
How should we praise?
#2. Musical instruments are recommended to help stir us up to praise
It seems like we are often reluctant to praise, and should use outward means to get ourselves into a spirit of praise
#3. We are told to sings new songs
We’re encouraged to write new songs of praise to Yahweh. We’re not limited to “classic hymns” and we should be careful that, whatever we sing, we don’t allow ourselves to fall into a comfortable groove and loose focus on what we’re saying
#4. We should play “skillfully”
Even though our praise shouldn’t be to show-off, skillful playing requires practice and shows time and effort. David said he wouldn’t offer Yahweh anything that cost him nothing.
What should we praise?
#5. We should praise Yahweh’s character
He is trustworthy and faithful—a good friend
He is righteous and just—a good judge
He is so merciful that the world is full of his mercy—a good king
#6. We should praise Yahweh’s creation
He can create by the word of his mouth
He can also destroy by the word of his mouth
#7. We should praise Yahweh’s counsel
He thwarts the plans of men
His plans are never thwarted
Those who live by his plans are blessed
#8. We should praise Yahweh’s care
He humbles himself to look into the earth
He tests hearts, not actions
He is our defense
Spiritually—salvation from Hell
Physically—He shields us from famine
Where should we praise?
#9. I never found any limits…
When should we praise?
#10. No limits there, either!
Psalm 100:4 says “I will enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.”
Are you feeling spiritually dry? Can’t seem to connect with Yahweh in prayer, or focus on his word to read or study it? Here’s the answer…the secret pass-word: PRAISE! Start telling God what he’s done and you’ll find yourself in his presence.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 says “in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Are you feeling lost and looking for Yahweh’s will? You can’t miss it if you’re praising Him!