Praise

  1. PRAISE is a theme of Psalms -- Ps 150:6
  2. Praising God is a command
    1. Commanded throughout the Bible
      1. in the law of God -- Dt 8:10
      2. in the prophets -- 1 Ch 29:20; Isa 61:11; Jer 20:1 3; Joel 2:26
      3. in the psalms -- Ps 103:1; Ps 104:1; Ps 145-150
      4. in the New Testament-- Eph 1:3,6, 12, 14; 1 Pet 1:3, 7; Rev 19:5
    2. Praise is commanded of:
      1. God's people -- Ps 30:4; Ps 135:1-2, 19-21
      2. Children -- Ps 8:2; Mt 21:16
      3. The Nations -- Ps 67:3-5; Ps 117:1; Rom 15:11
      4. The angels -- Ps 103:20; Ps 148:2
      5. Everything that breathes -- Ps 150:6
      6. All Creation -- Ps 98:8; Ps 148:3-12; Isa 44:23
  3. Reasons for praise
    1. God's greatness -- Ps 145:3
    2. God's splendor and majesty -- Ps 96:4-6
    3. God's glory -- Ps 66:1-2
    4. God's holiness -- Ps 99:3; Isa 6:3
    5. God's love and faithfulness -- Ps 57:9-10; Ps 89:1-2
    6. God's acts of power -- Ps 150:2
    7. God's marvelous deeds -- Isa 25:1
    8. God's glorious grace -- Eph 1:6
    9. God's salvation -- Ps 106:1-5; Lk 1:68-75; Lk 2:14, 20
    10. God's benefits to his people -- Ps 103:1-18; 111:1-10; Isa 63:7
    11. God's deliverance of us -- Ps 40:1-3; Ps 124:6-8
  4. Methods of praise
    1. By public worship -- Ps 100:4
    2. By singing -- Ps 146:1; Ps 147:1
    3. By musical instruments -- Ps 150:3-5
    4. By speaking -- Ps 51:15; Heb 13:15
    5. By dancing -- Ps 149:3
    6. By witnessing to unbelievers -- 1 Pet 2:9