Praise Is A Life Skill

Psalm 22:3 says that God enthrones Himself in our praise. Think about this for a moment. Enthroned. Seated. Established. Sovereign authority. When we praise the Lord He fills our space with His glory.

Isaiah saw the Lord. In Isaiah 6:1 he wrote, “…I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.” Here is another example of when the Lord inhabits our praise.

King Solomon had just dedicated the temple. They were praising the Lord. 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 reveals what happened. Their praise, “…For He is good, for His mercy endures forever, that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering…”

Psalm 146:1-2 says, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.” Hebrews 13:15 helps us understand why praise is a life skill~

It says, “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” Why is it a sacrifice? When we want to complain about our circumstances, and instead we praise Him, we sacrifice our flesh. It is a pleasing aroma to the Lord.

We praise the Lord in the midst of our adversities, hard trials, or when we are facing what seems impossible. It takes our focus off of them onto Him. We exalt or lift Him up. It is another form of bringing every thought captive to Him.

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