Topic: A Call To Praise
[DCLM Daily Manna 28 September 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Psalm 105:1-7 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works“ (Psalm 105:2).
David knew and loved the Lord. He was a man that saw God’s hand all around him. He felt compelled therefore to give thanks unto the Lord everywhere and every time. The psalm in focus has been associated with the return of the ark to Jerusalem. David called on the people to give thanks to the Lord while making His deeds known. This is a principle we must imbibe and continue with wherever we are. Furthermore, praising God helps us to remember the wonderful things He has done, as well as His judgments and decisions which favour us, His chosen ones.
Learning to praise and appreciate God is a good habit to cultivate. Sadly, people who chant human praise receive a lot of commendation from their human agents. We are to “enter his gates with thanksgiving” and His courts with praise. We are to show appreciation for all the good things He has done for us. No matter how challenging our situations might be, we should remember God’s faithfulness and thank Him for past blessings. Praise brought down the walls of Jericho; Jehoshaphat defeated the enemies of Judah with a praise band only; Paul and Silas escaped from their incarceration in Philippi through the praise route.
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Find time and reasons to praise the Lord no matter what happens. As you remember and recount the goodness of the Lord, you will soon overcome the tests you are going through and your tests will turn to a testimony.
Thought For The Day: Praise is the rehearsal of our eternal song.
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