Inspiration Bible Verses – Praising God – Hallelujah Psalms

And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness and Your praise all day long … Psalm 35:28

Human praise of God is one of the Scripture’s major themes. As such we should make it a part of our daily activities.

Praise comes from a Latin word meaning value or price. Thus, to give praise to God is to proclaim His merit or worth. Many terms are used to express praise in the Bible, including glory, blessing, thanksgiving, and hallelujah. Hallelujah is a literal transliteration of the Hebrew for “Praise the Lord.”

Praise is about God, it is not about us. Praise always begins with God. It is only in God’s willingness to share himself with us, that we are able to enter into His presence. It’s all about God. Praise is not about what we “get out of it.” Praise is not about us feeling close to God, or having a warm fuzzy feeling. Praise is about us worshiping Jesus, it’s about Jesus, and it’s to Jesus and for Jesus.

Praise is not a worldly sacrifice; it is an offering of ourselves in love and adoration to our creator.

The first praise of God in the Bible is recorded in Genesis 14:20 where Abram says, “Blessed be the most high God”. This is a wonderful script for us to follow in our daily lives as we follow the example first laid out in Genesis. And blessed be the most high God . . . What Abram was saying is – Let his name be praised, and I am thankful for all His mercies both temporal and spiritual. All blessings flow from him, we are partakers of those mercies as was Abram and all glory and praise is to be given to Him.

Praising Him contradicts the reality of what life looks like to us sometimes

Praising Him overcomes doubt

Praising Him overcomes sin

Praising Him overcomes sorrow

Praising Him overcomes pain

Praising Him overcomes our own unbelief

In life many times we learn to give things because we receive reciprocally – we give to get. Praising God is not like putting our money in the soda pop machine thinking we will get the good stuff in return. Praising Him is our recognition that we have already received all that He has given us and we are thankful.  In Grace we have already received it all, and in praise to His name we worship Him as we are partakers of that grace in Christ Jesus. Praise demonstrates our belief in His promises, the confidence in His supply and our comfort in His grace.

He paid it all, and I praise Him for it. Hallelujah.

Psalm 113:3   From the rising of the sun to the setting of the same,  the name of the LORD is to be praised  

Psalm 33:1    The righteous sing joyfully to the Lord,  and the just praise him.

Categories: Bible, Comfort, God, Grace, Jesus, Joy, Praise, Relationship, Thankful, Worship

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28 replies

  1. JESUS You alone are the King and Worthy to be praised!
    Shalom for you and yours Darrell.

  2. My salvation came about because of a book on praise, “The Power in Praise.” So, for me, praising God is my life.

  3. I recently met a man who would never say thank you. Instead, whenever you complementd him, he would say “God be Praised.” It took me a while to know why he would say it. Then I realized he didn’t want to be thanked…he wanted God to be praised in everything he did. I now use the phrase myself.

  4. The delight of my heart is PRAISING GOD, Let everything that hath breath
    praise the Lord, PRAISE YE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!

  5. This is a valuable truth. Praise is an expression of gratitude. And in 2Timothy ch 2, Paul speaks about the character of a generation that will be ungrateful. By exercising praise, we take the focus off ourselves, as you shared, and we develop grateful hearts. Thank you for the reminder and the exhortation.

  6. Very well written. All true

  7. Thank you so much Darrell for the likes on my blog. I am now following your blog. This is a wonderful post!

  8. I’m preparing a drama for the children of my church on the occasion of the Christmas celebration and I was looking for a verse to support the theme God inspired me: Just Praise&Worship Him; the Holy Spirit really led me on your blog because there is no better verse than 113:3!So THX so much Darrell for this sharing about praise &worship.I will never forget it.God be praised for ever and ever and bless you!

  9. Love to read the article


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