Summary: LET’S ALL PRAISE THE LORD
PS.116: 19 PRAISING AND REJOICING IN OUR GREAT GOD 12-1-07
Today we’re going to try & talk just for a little while about the Greatness of God. So listen as I read today’s text verse found in PS.116:19 1O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. 2For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
We can praise Him when we feel good, and we can praise Him when we don’t feel so good. You can praise Him if you’re rich, and we can praise Him when we’re broke. We can rejoice in Him when we’re happy, or when we’re sad either one.
The Apostle Paul said, in Phil. 4: 4Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice
The psalmist said, ps.97: 12Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Ps 96:11 Rejoice! Give praise to His holy name! “Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof.
No matter what our circumstances might be, we ought to praise to our Great God and rejoice. It’s not that we can’t praise Him; it’s not that we don’t have reason to rejoice – maybe we just need to be reminded of some reasons to praise Him!
Eph. 3: 18-21 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Unto Him be glory in the church, unto Him be glory in our homes, and unto Him be glory in our lives!
Psalm 44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name forever. Selah.
The psalmist says here that they, “God’s people Israel ”, boasted of Him all the daylong, but there were times that because of their backslidings they seen many rough times, many times God will allow His children to suffer the consequences of their own actions and attitudes about Him, we learn that because of the way He dealt with His chosen people Israel. Never the less God is always worthy 0f His childrens praise & adoration, just to know that I’m not going to hell is enough to shout about from now till He comes.
ps. 116: 1-2 O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. 2For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Praise ye the LORD.
God is worthy of our praise – and let us His people be a people who spend our days boasting of His greatness because the bible tells us that · God is love · God is great· God is light · God is the God of peace· God is one · God is not a respecter of persons · God is true · God is the God of the living · God is greatly to be feared and God is greater than man
God is Greater Than Man:
In Job 33:12, one of Job’s friends said to him, Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
Job’s friends didn’t give him much comfort in those days of suffering, but this much they knew – that God was greater than man.
The pagan gods are no greater than man because they are gods made of wicked man’s imaginations. They are gods created to meet the perceived needs of pagan man. They are in fact not gods at all, listen to what God says in,
ISA. 44: 8-18 Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. 9They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
10Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? 11Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
12The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.