Psalm 150:6 Praise The Lord

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Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 

The majority of people around the world do not know God directly. Many of those who have heard of God want nothing to do with Him. Others have turned away from God, because of some situation they had to go through in life and felt He did not help them. Still others stay away from God, because of sin in their life.

People who are like any of these are ones who do not have any praise for God. They do not see Him as good in any way. Some see Him as a harsh, legalistic judge that hates people.

The book of Psalms ends with telling everyone that has breath to breathe to praise the Lord.

God is a loving, caring, compassionate, merciful God who only does what is good and right and for the best for each person. When a person realizes how much God has done for him, he will want to praise Him.

In His great love He sent His one and only son to die upon a cross to forgive sins of people who rejected Him and made war against Him. Jesus willingly went to the cross to suffer extreme abuse so that every person who hates Him could have a way to be forgiven and get into heaven.

In this alone, there is enough to praise God for all eternity. Nothing could be better than to be given a clean sentence after a condemnation judgement of death.

Now add in all the blessings God has given each person. Health, breath, sunrises, ability to see, talk, move, think, and much more. Even though not every person can enjoy every blessing God has given to all people, each one has blessings of his own. While one may not have sight, he may have hearing, praise the Lord for hearing.

Take a moment to think about all the good things in your life that God has blessed you with. Start with your salvation and the forgiveness of sins, that alone is worthy of praise forever. All the other blessings are icing on the cake to give God praise for.

As you go throughout your day, remember all the blessings God has given you. Keep on counting all the blessings from moment to moment, then give God praise.

As long as you have breath to breathe, praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

I pray today that you will know the blessings God has given you; that you will know the forgiveness of sin Jesus provides; that you will know all the good God is doing in your life; and that you will praise God with every breath you take.

Psalm 117:1-2 Praise For Great Love And Faithfulness

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Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord. Psalm 117:1-2 

Finding true love in this world is difficult. Finding true faithfulness in this world is difficult. Finding one with true love and true faithfulness together is nearly impossible.

The number one problem with finding true love is that the majority of people tend to be selfish. Everything is about self with very little regard to others. They will love others as they are benefiting, but as soon as it seriously costs to love, they stop.

The same problem is found in finding faithfulness. People will remain faithful, until it does not benefit them or they see something better.

In this psalm, the writer tells the people to praise the Lord and lift Him up. The reason is because of His great love and enduring faithfulness.

Perfect love and faithfulness is only found in Jesus and His Father, God. Jesus shows His love by giving up His life on a cross for people who either did not know Him or hated Him. He did not die for those who loved Him. Jesus did not receive any benefit in Himself for dying for people.

Jesus also has enduring faithfulness. He continues to remain faithful to love everyone. This ‘everyone’ includes not only those who follow Him, but also His enemies. He also remains faithful in holding together this universe He has created so that man may live on this earth.

God is always there for those who seek Him. He will always love everyone, no matter what they have done or are doing.

Knowing this gives a person a reason to praise Him and lift Him up. There is no one who deserves greater praise than God.

Look into God’s great love that He has for you as shown in what Jesus has done for you. Realize how faithful Jesus has been to you over the years.

Let God’s love wash over you and overwhelm you as you realize how much of a filthy sinner you were or are and, yet, He still loves you. Notice how Jesus has removed all of your sins and will remain faithful to continue to do so.

Follow hard after Jesus and give Him the praise that is due Him. Let the world know of His great love and faithfulness. Broadcast His praises aloud for all to hear. Praise the Lord!

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you know God’s perfect love for you; that you will know God’s everlasting faithfulness to you; and that you will praise God all the days of your life. 

Psalm 113:1 Praising While Serving

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Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord. Psalm 113:1 

When working for someone, most people do not give praise to the one they are working for. It is more common to hear complaints about the boss, then praise and honoring. Faults in a person can easily be found and people are quick to point them out.

Some will give their boss praise, but then will complain about the work that needs to be done. Fault with what needs to be done is easily found. The worker often thinks he knows a better way or does not understand why it has to be done a certain way.

The reason many don’t give much praise, is that they see everything as about themselves, rather than others.

The author of this psalm tells the people to praise the Lord. He specifically calls the servants of God to praise the Lord.

Every believer is to be a servant of God. He is to serve God in whatever He needs when He needs it and how He needs it. God has become the boss of the believer.

God is willing to direct a person’s life as to how to live for Him and serve him. Unlike the bosses of this world, He does it out of perfect love and wisdom. He knows what is the best job for a person to do and the best way for him to do it.

While a believer is doing his job for the Lord, serving the Lord, he must also praise the Lord. God is worthy of all praise and honor.

God is the only boss who has laid down His life for His servants. He redeemed His servants from a judgement of death and punishment. He is worthy of all praise.

Take a moment to think about what Jesus has done for you. Think about how much Jesus suffered for you to give you eternal life and forgiveness.

As you see these things it will make it easier to serve God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength. While you are working hard at serving God with all of your life, give Him praise.

Let God know how great He is. Let the world know how great God is. Honor God as you do what He asks of you, regardless of how easy or difficult it is.

Praise the Lord today.

I pray today that you will serve God with all of your life; that you will be a true servant of God; that you will sing praises to God; that you will tell others of what Jesus has done; and that you will praise God as you serve Him. 

Psalm 103:2-3 Don’t Forget The Benefits

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Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits–who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, Psalm 103:2-3 

Benefits are things that help a person out. Some benefits are very large and can be seen all the time very well, while others can still be great, but are not as openly seen.

Some companies will have side benefits that a person can take part of if they work with the company. Benefits such as discounts with certain stores. When a person begins to work with the company, he will be told about all the benefits, but often will forget them later on. This forgetting occurs because he either never uses or rarely uses the benefit.

David tells himself to praise the Lord and to not forget the benefits of Him. He then begins to list several benefits of God. The first is that He forgives all sins, then He heals all diseases.

Being forgiven of sin can become such a commonplace thing in the life of a believer, that he can forget about what a great benefit that is. That is probably the greatest benefit of following Jesus.

Without forgiveness, one cannot get into heaven at all and have eternal life. Without forgiveness, one cannot know the peace of God in his life. Without forgiveness, all one can look forward to is death and destruction.

Believers will often forget about being forgiven. They will either condemn themselves because of some past sin, forgetting that they were forgiven, or they will ignore the forgiveness and stay in the sin.

Jesus paid the price for all sin, so that every person can be forgiven and healed. One should keep that at the forefront of his mind. This will give him strength to keep living for God when things get tough and the enemy is attacking.

The list of benefits that you have in following God is enormous. When you begin to question God or are struggling in life, think about the benefits you have in Him. Think about how much Jesus has already done for you and will continue to do for you.

You have access to the power of God in your life each and every day because you have been forgiven and been made a child of God. You get all the benefits of heaven and God each and every day.

As you think about these benefits and more, praise God. Give Him praise for His great love for you and His benefits to you.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the benefits of God in your life; that you will know the forgiveness Jesus offers you; and that you will praise God every day. 

Psalm 99:3 Praise The Name Of The Lord

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Let them praise your great and awesome name–he is holy. Psalm 99:3 

Throughout history there have been some men and women who have done some great things. A few have changed the way things are done, helping mankind as a whole. Some have discovered ways to help those who are sick or to make things easier for people. Some have led nations into doing great things.

People who have done these things are honored in different ways. Some have their own special day on a calendar each year. Some have had statues made of them. Museums have been built to remember what they have done. People all over will praise them for the great things that they have done.

While these men and women have often done great things, most of these things done are temporary. They will not last for eternity.

In this psalm people are encouraged to praise the Lord’s name–God’s name. His name is called great and awesome.

In itself, the name, ‘God’, ‘Lord’ or ‘Jesus’ does not mean a whole lot. It is just a name. False gods have taken on these names. Some people have even taken on these names.

The name of God is more when it is looked at with the nature of God. The Lord is holy and worthy of praise. God has created everything that is. The Lord has provided for the forgiveness of sins and offers eternal life. What greater thing can one do than that?

Death is the greatest enemy of mankind. No man is able to overcome it. The only reason that there is death, is because of sin. Jesus has overcome death, so that each and every person has the chance to be saved and overcome death.

With having done this, there is no one worthy of more praise and honor than Jesus in all of history.

Take a moment to think about what Jesus has done for you. Just the fact of His removing all of your sins and giving you eternal life is enough to be worthy of praise for ever.

God has not only given you eternal life, He gives you joy and peace today. He provides for what you need. His presence is with you around the clock.

Now take time to praise the Lord for all that He has done for you. Praise Him for all the blessings He has given you.

I pray today that you will know what Jesus has done for you; that you will remember how God has helped you each day; that you will praise His name; and that you will tell others of what Jesus has done. 

Psalm 96:2 Sing And Tell

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Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Psalm 96:2 

Music is one thing that people love all around the world. People love to sing to songs. They style of songs and the words change, but the singing is still the same.

Singing a song is what brings out what is inside the heart.

Along with singing, people love to talk about what is happening. Look at how many different news channels there are available. Along with the news channels, there are radio stations, magazines, newspapers, and online sites to provide news.

The world understands the power of music and news. It is often used to change a mindset or to remind people of something. It can sway the thinking of people very easily, because it gets into the heart and mind of a person.

In this psalm the writer urges the people to sing praises to God and to proclaim His salvation. This is to be done day after day, never ending.

God is worthy of all praise, because it was He who made everything. It is God who gives every person life. It is God who gives purpose to life here on this earth.

Believers need to sing praises of His name in this world. In this process of singing, they will make a proclamation out loud for all to hear. This proclamation is about the salvation that God provides.

Believers have a relationship and a future with God, something that the world does not have. The world needs to know about this.

There is no news that is greater than a life being saved, especially when it is a life being saved for all eternity. That is ground-breaking, earth shattering news that the world needs to hear every day.

If you are a believer in Jesus and have been saved, you have something to praise God for. You also have a message to tell the world. The world needs to hear about what has happened in your life, how God has changed you.

Allow the joy of what God has done in you and for you to bubble up out of your heart through your voice. Sing praises daily to God for what He has done, then make a public proclamation about it. Do not hide it and be ashamed, but be glad and share it.

The world needs what you have. Will you let them know?

I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides; that you will sing praises to God all the time; that you will tell the world about the salvation He provides; and that the world will know of Jesus through you.