Monday, April 16, 2018

Praising God

Praising God

Excerpted from an article by Stephen Witmer, Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary



We are exhorted again and again, throughout the Bible, to cut loose in our praise of God—to praise Him "more and more." We're urged to praise God…

  • Continually:

           Psalm 34:1—I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

           Psalm 71:8—My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.  

           Psalm 145:2—Every day I will praise you and extol your name forever and ever.

  • Corporately

           Psalm 35:18—I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I                 will praise you.

  • Creatively:
    Psalm 98:1—Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things…
  • Skillfully:
    Psalm 33:3—Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
  • Loudly:
    I Chronicles 15:16—David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brothers as singers to sing joyful songs, accompanied by musical instruments: lyres, harps, and cymbals.
  • Universally:
    Psalm 48:10—Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth…
    Psalm 66:8—Praise our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard.
  • Enduringly:
    Psalm 30:12—My heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.
  • Increasingly:
    Psalm 71:14—But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
  • Supremely
  • Psalm 96:4—For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.    



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