Thursday, April 16, 2009

Praising the Lord

Ps 113
Psa 113:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
Psa 113:2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
Psa 113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.
Psa 113:4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
Psa 113:5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
Psa 113:6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
Psa 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
Psa 113:8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
Psa 113:9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

It is my humble observation that there is way too much complaining going on among Christians and not nearly enough praising. True, we are living in the dirty now and now rather than the sweet bye and bye, so it can be hard being praiseful while the world is beating us upside the head with a bat. Never-the-less, praise can be a state of mind that lifts us above all that. So let’s think about praising for a bit.

1) Who is to offer the praise? The Servants of God (1) All God’s children should participate in this divine exercise.
2) When should we praise Him? From this time forth and forevermore. (2)
All day long, morning, noon and evening. (3)
3) Why should we praise Him? Because He is over all, His glory is matchless. (4) Because He is incomparable. (5) Because He became like one of us! (6)
Because He helps those in need. (7-8) And because He does the miraculous. (9)

Are we praising the Lord like we should?

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