It is amazing how many passages in the Bible focus on praising God. The Psalms are filled with songs and prayers of praise. The Old and New Testaments record the responses of God's people in praising God. Jesus taught us to begin our prayers with adoration and praise: Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. How much time do we spend praising God on a daily basis?
Praise is not just for public worship services but for daily living. Every day is a day for praise. Every hour is an hour for praise. Every minute is a time for praise. Every circumstance calls for praise because of the power, compassion, and sovereignty of God.
Children from good homes with love and blessings sometimes demonstrate their immaturity by whining and complaining. They do not always appreciate the goodness of their parents. God's children sometimes act the same way. We sometimes do not appreciate God's goodness to us.
As we mature in our faith, we learn to see God's hand behind the scenes. We learn to grow in praise and thanksgiving. There is power in praise, and that power is the unlimited power of God inhabiting the praises of His people. Let us praise the name of the Lord for He is good!
Praise His Name!