“Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)” Psalms 150:6 AMP
The Hebrew word translated praise here means: “to praise, celebrate, glory, sing (praise), boast.” Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words.
To praise God therefore means to celebrate God; to give Him glory; to sing to Him and to boast about who He is.
Psalms 150 tells us somethings about praise:
- Where we can praise God: At His dwelling place and where His power is seen (verse 1).
- Why we should praise God – for His person and workings (verse 2).
- With what we can praise God – our bodies via dancing, and also various kinds of instruments (verses 3-5).
- Who should praise God – WHOEVER HAS BREATH! (verse 6)
You may think, “I’m a real person and won’t praise God when I don’t feel like it because that would make me a hypocrite.” Well, God is God is respective of feelings and since praise is primarily about His person, it is within His right to be constantly offered it since He doesn’t change. Also, your being alive qualifies you to praise God, because the dead cannot do so (Psalm 88:10).
Praise God at all times, and especially when you don’t feel like it. You were created to bring God pleasure (Rev 4:11) and praise is one way to surely delight His heart. 💞
God bless you🙂
© Lydia Ndagilaya for PneumaWord
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