Wednesday, October 24, 2012


                                     PRAISE AND WORSHIP

Peace be with you all!
 Today we are going to take a look at at this one important question......... Why do we have to Praise...?
last week we started learning in deep about praise and I categorized this part of the lesson into five parts

  1. Introduction
  2. Why do we have to praise?
  3. How should we praise?
  4. The power of praise
  5. Some bible verses about praise
I thank God for this precious opportunity as we are going to have the answer to this in Jesus' name...!

Knowing the reason for anything you do is something very vital. Contributes to the perfection of what you do. And for the sake of praise, we need to know why do we have to praise, this will help us a lot in the praises we offer to God.
I am going to talk about a few reasons that I believe they are the keys that we need to know when we praise.

  • God is worthy of Praise:The Bible says  in Psalms 18:3 "I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to  be praised, so shall I be saved from mine enemies" (KJV)
    As Christians, we are to give praise to God. He is worthy. We need to give God what He deserve. There is no other God!

  • As believers, we are commanded to praise: If you read from the book of Isaiah 43:21 "the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise." (NRSV) It is our obligation to praise God since it is one among the reasons to why God created us.
  • We praise God because He loves us and we Love Him: We read from the book of 1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.(NIV). And also we are supposed to love God. In  Deuteronomy 6:5 the bible says "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."(NIV)  Without accepting the love from God and loving Him back, it is not possible to praise God!
  • We need to praise Him for our victories and even in our adversities: One day my sister told me that, sometimes the reason to why we fail to praise God when we have achieved something is because we think we are the one who did it with our strength and mighty. We forget that God is the one who enables us in everything. Likewise, when we are in trouble, we should praise God as He is the one who can deliver us. We will see more about this when we get to learn about "The Power of Praise". We get a good example from apostle Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. (KJV)). They were in position to praise God even though they were in jail.

  • Praise strengthen a believer's faith:  When we praise God, we submit to Him, knowing that in His presence, there is nothing to worry about. We need to believe in God to be in a position to praise Him. Let us take a look at the children of Israel. We read from the book Psalms 106:12 "Then they believed his promises and sang his praise." (NIV)
We are supposed to praise God. I have just discussed a few reasons to why we should Praise God. I believe our faithful teacher, the Holy Spirit will continue teaching us in this area. as for today we end up here. We partly know for now the reason to why we should praise. Next time we are going to see "How Should We Praise!"
God Bless You So Much!!

                                         TO BE CONTINUED....................

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