How, or why, is it that we as a people are so comfortable singing the praises of our spouse and children, friends and family members, even those of whom we only wish to have acquaintance with—yet refrain from praising our amazing God? Why are we so uncomfortable when it comes to worshipping our King?
The enemy will make every attempt to stifle your praise, because the Lord so desires our praise and admiration! Not only that, He is the ONLY ONE WORTHY of it! Amen? Don’t let the devil deceive you into uncomfortableness, self-counsciousness, inadequacy and intimidation! No! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! The Lord anoints our worship, bringing blessing!
Why would we ever want to instead spend our time praising something or someone that is sure the fail us when He never does and never will? I implore you, fear our great God and not fellow man! Enter His gates with thanksgiving and praise, entering into the very presence of God!
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.” (Psalms 150:1-6)
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10)
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations” (Psalms 100:1-5)