Summary: HOW MUCH PRAISE SHOULD WE OFFER DAILY! Let us look at the life of King David for an example and I believe we can get an ideal.
One Minute Sermon!
HOW MUCH PRAISE SHOULD WE OFFER DAILY!
Let us look at the life of King David for an example and I believe we can get an ideal.
I. As a youth after defeating the lion, the bear and even the giant he said there words, Psalm 55:17 (KJV) Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
A Jewish Law makes it duty to pray three times daily: in the morning, in the afternoon and at nightfall.
II. Then David in his mid-life or middle age had experienced the judgement of God and His mercy and forgiveness said this in Psalm 119: (KJV)
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
A. Seven times a day do I praise thee - We have often seen that seven is a number expressing perfection, completion, etc. it means that his soul was filled with the spirit of gratitude and praise.
III. Finally in old age David learned of the faithfulness of God and he said these words in Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
A. AT ALL TIMES.
1. LIVING AND WALKING WITH THE LORD.
2. Walking with God brings knowledge of Him and the more we know Him the more we will love Him and the more we love Him the more we will praise Him. Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
3. LETS JUST PRAISE THE LORD! Try singing the chorus.