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Giving Praise

I wonder how much time, in an average week, we spend ascribing glory to the Lord. Perhaps that sounds odd, but it’s what we are told to do in Psalms 29:2:

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Psalm 29:2

What exactly does ‘ascribe glory to the Lord’ mean? It’s just talking about God in a way that honours him.

Many of us spend time talking to God. We have a long list of things that we need help with. There’s an ever growing list of concerns. God is interested in our problems and we should bring those needs before him.

The book of Psalms, however, reminds us how important it is to praise God for his greatness; to ascribe the glory due his name. For some reason, we find it difficult or hard to put into words. Our hearts are worshipful, but we don’t know what to say.

If you need help, just open the Bible to some of the Psalms and pray along. It’s an ancient prayer book that has helped God’s people express themselves for centuries. While we find the whole range of human emotions in the Psalms, they do a particularly good job of praising the Lord.

I encourage you to take some time this week to read a Psalm and pray along. Check out Psalm 8, 65, 76, 100, 103, 111, 145-150. Our God is great and awesome. Our hearts need to offer him praise and thanksgiving simply because he is worthy.

“Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!” Psalm 103:1

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