Psalm 8:2 Praise: The Greatest Stronghold

Singing worship

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8:2 

All over the world people and nations are constantly seeking ways to defeat their enemies. They want to know what it will take to stop the enemy from being able to attack and win a battle.

Walls, gates, and security systems are put in place everywhere one looks. Security guards are set up to watch out for the enemy. Billions of dollars are spent to ‘protect’ themselves from the enemy. Spies are enlisted to find out information about the enemy and how to defeat them.

Yet, the enemy still is able to get in and destroy. Sometimes just a little, while other times a lot.

David points out that a great stronghold against the enemy is found in the simplest of ways. It is found in praise of the children and infants. Praise is what silences the enemy.

One may wonder how praise can be a stronghold against the enemy and how it can silence the enemy. Praise takes the focus off of self and off of the enemy. It points one towards God.

Praise gives God all of the credit and the power to do what needs to be done. It builds the faith of the believer as he focuses his mind and heart on praising God. In this way it focuses on what God can do, not what the enemy is trying to do.

With God all things are possible, so as one is praising God, God is able to defeat the enemy. The enemy may be physical, but more often it is a spiritual enemy. these are the enemy of the thoughts, words and actions of self. One cannot praise God and live in sin at the same time, it is one or the other. When praising God one is living for God.

As you face enemies in your life, both physical and mental, turn your focus away from the enemy and towards God. Notice how big God is and how small the enemy really is. Begin to give God praise and worship and see what He can do.

Praising God builds a fortress of God around your life. It puts up a barrier around your thought life to block out unwanted thoughts to enter. As these thoughts are blocked, you can live for God.

Give God praise today!

I pray today that your heart will be overwhelmed with praise to God; that you will see reasons to praise God through all circumstances; that your heart will be filled with joy at praising God; and that you will see God block the enemies of your soul through your praise.

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2 Samuel 22:50 Praise The Lord

Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name. 2 Samuel 22:50

David is remembering all the things God has done for him. He is remembering how God protected him from his enemies, helped him defeat other nations, and set him free from all of his enemies. Since God had done all those things, David is choosing to praise God everywhere he goes and to continually sing praises to Him.

When a person has something very good happen to them, they want to tell other people about it. They are not quiet about it. when they go to work, they tell of their good story. They also report it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and numerous other social media sites. People want to let others know of what is good in their life.

As a believer, you also have had good things happen to you. God has done great things to and for you. At the very least, Jesus has forgiven you of your sins and given you a new life. You are now at peace with God. God has helped you defeat the enemies of sin and death.

Along with the salvation God has given you, there are other ways God has blessed you. Think about it. You got up this  morning, you can breathe, you can move, you have some type of electronic device in order to see and read this post, and much more

Do not be like most of the world and take all of these things for granted. Realize how much God has blessed you. Once you realize how much God has blessed you, tell everyone you meet. Praise God wherever you go. Let the world know of your love for God. Have a song of praise on your lips at all times.

I pray today that you will know the blessings God has given you; that you will not look only at the trouble in your life; that you will tell others how God has blessed you; and that you will sing praises to God continually.