Praise ye the LORD: For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant; and praise is comely (Psalm 147:1, KJV) Praising God is not merely an exhortation in scripture but a commandment. There is a repeated command, most apparent in the Psalms, to praise the Lord at all times. The
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD (Psalm 150:6, KJV) The LORD is worthy of our praise. In fact, we are recreated for His praise. The New Creation in Christ is a visible display of the praises of the Living God. Read the words of the Psalmist below from
I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD (Psalm 118:17, KJV) What a proclamation of faith by the Psalmist! He declares that he will not die, but live to declare the works of the LORD. If you read the verses preceding verse 17, you realize he was reflecting on the
Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, And his praise in the congregation of saints (Psalm 149:1, KJV) Singing is an integral part of praise. The LORD created us with the ability not only to communicate with Him but also to sing and praise Him with our songs. He goes further and tells
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth (Ps. 34:1 KJV) King David wrote the Psalm above at a time when King Saul was chasing him from city to city to destroy him. In his distress, David said, “ I will bless the LORD all times.” I
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips (Hos. 14:2 KJV) The prophet Hosea saw in the spirit the blessedness of the believer in Christ as expressed in the words on Hos. 14:2 above.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand (Ps. 149:6 KJV) Praise is a weapon by itself against the forces of evil and oppression. The verse above exhorts the saints to have the high praises of God in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth (Ps. 34:1 KJV) The Psalmist emphatically states that he will bless the Lord at all times, and expounds further on what he meant by saying “His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Blessing the Lord is praising Him,