The Place of Praise

September 6th, 2020

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Psalm 148:1-14

What place does praise take in our worship? A significant portion of the Book of Psalms is the Hallel, the psalms of praise. The final collection (Psalms 146-150) begins and ends each psalm on the same note, “Praise the LORD,” in the Hebrew “Hallelujah!” These psalms were written to call God’s people into worship. Praise has a way of orienting our worship in the proper direction. When we lead with praise our prayers are infused with expectancy. We will give joyfully. Our preaching has a greater immediacy. And, we experience a deeper urgency to know and do God’s will.

“Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens” (Psalm 148:13).

God is certainly worthy of our praise (Psalm 145:3). Yet, God doesn’t need our praise. He needs nothing. He does, however, receive our praise, because He knows it is best for us. Begin praising God and our worship will suddenly come right side up.

Author: Duane Brush


2 Responses to “The Place of Praise”

  1. Marcio José do Espírito Santo Says:

    September 6th, 2020 at 6:09 am

    Que venha sobre mim! Em nome de Jesus! Amém.

  2. Rick Fauss Says:

    September 6th, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Duane Brush rocks! We are truly blessed by his insight and teaching!

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