A. David, an inspired man (II Samuel 23:1-2), rightly stated the Lord is worthy to be praised (II Samuel 22:1-4 and Psalms 18:1-3).
- We see such in Israel’s history (Ezra 3:10-11).
- We see such in faithful saints in Christ Jesus (Acts 2:46-47).
- Even God’s angels praise Him (Luke 2:8-14).
- As we briefly study this subject, pay attention to the ties between praising God with rejoicing and being thankful (I Thessalonians 5:16-18).
- You also cannot miss the tie between praising God and singing (Judges 5:3, Jeremiah 20:13, and Hebrews 2:12).
II. Body: Psalms 117:1-2
A. Praise Him for…
- His mercy and kindness (Titus 3:3-5).
- That which is directed toward us (II Peter 1:3-4 and I John 5:11; 5:20).
- For the truth that endures forever (Psalms 100:5 and I Peter 1:22-25).
- And more… (Psalms 28:7, Psalms 43:5, I Peter 2:9, etc.).
- Thanksgiving surrounds singing praises to God (Colossians 3:15-17).
- Such praises ought to be a continual act in our lives (Psalms 71:14).
- Plenty more to think of too… Psalms 118:14-21
- Why do we Gentiles have plenty of reason to praise God (Ephesians 2:1-17)?
- Don’t we have to have our minds focused to see what is worthy of praise (Philippians 4:6-8)?
- How could we accomplish that if we set our hearts on despair (Ecclesiastes 2:18-26; cf. James 5:13)?
- What would cause those suffering to praise God (I Peter 1:3-12)?
- Doesn’t it come down to perspective (I Peter 4:12-14)?
III. Conclusion: Psalms 148:1-14
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