Praise Sharpens Our Discernment

When a bank hires a new teller, they train them through handling real money. Why don’t they give them counterfeit money? They want them to gain discernment through constant use. Let’s take that into the spiritual. 

Our praise is always to the Lord. He is the only One worthy of praise. In Revelation 4 John recorded the scene in heaven. In verse 10, the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lord saying, “…You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”

Many of David’s psalms are words bursting with praise. Psalm 146-150 all end with, “…Praise the Lord!” The more we praise the Lord for Who He is at all times, the more our heart’s walls reverberate with truth that will keep us free. 

He is our All in All that the enemy seeks to distract us from. Praise will sharpen our faith, so that we will discern when a fiery dart whizzes into our thoughts. Continual praise will not allow it to penetrate. It is when we are filled with doubt, fear, and unbelief that the darts sneak past and plant themselves.

I encourage you, as you daily read your Bible, to remain alert. When you come to a verse that declares Who the Lord is, stop and praise Him with the verse. Last night I was reading Job 34. I felt the Holy Spirit stop me at verse 24. I read it again and then turned it first into praise, and then later used it as I prayed for our nation. It says, “He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry, and sets others in their place.”

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