Day 270: The Price of Praise

The Daily Word: Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Isaiah 51:1-53:12
Ephesians 5:1-33
Psalm 69:19-36
Proverbs 24:7
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bull, which has horns and hooves. – Psalm 69:30-31

David was in dire straights. He was “in trouble” (v 17); and those who hated him without cause were “more than the hairs of [his] head” (v 4)! So what did David do? What was the surefire way to find a way out of his mess?

David praised God. Look at David’s confession: “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving” (v 30). David didn’t feel like singing! But he sang anyway. He didn’t have much to be thankful for! But he “magnified” God with his thanks.

David understood what we should understand: our praise is a sacrifice. You will have (plenty of) days when you don’t feel like praising God; but those are the days you should praise Him the most! Yes, you do it for Him; but it’s also the healthiest thing for you!

Your praise is more valuable than any physical or monetary offering you can give God. He wants your heart; and it all starts with your praise.

Prayer:

Father, I am making a decision today to praise You! I confess I don’t always feel like praising; but in those moments, I ask for your help to praise, in Jesus’ name!

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