Summary: Three solid reasons given in th etext to give God the Praise that is His. Without excuse, we all should Praise the Lord.
Praising God 101
The first and last of the psalms have both the same number of verses, are both short, and very memorable.
But the scope of them is very different: the first psalm is an elaborate instruction in our duty, to prepare us for the comforts of our devotion; this is all rapture and transport, and perhaps was penned on purpose to be the conclusion of these sacred songs, to show what is the design of them all, and that is to assist us in praising God.
The psalmist had been himself full of the praises of God, and here he would fain fill all the world with them: again and again he calls, "Praise the Lord, praise him, praise him,"
no less than thirteen times in these six short verses.
(By Matthew Henry Commentary of the Whole Bible intro notes)
WHERE TO PRAISE GOD Vv1
Praise God in His Sanctuary
~We have all heard people say…”I don’t need to be in the church to be a part of church”
~Clearly, this verse is telling us were we could go and what to do when we get there.
**People miss the mark when they come to church, we tend to think of it as more of a
social gathering then we do an opportunity in which to praise the Lord !
**If you’re not here, how can you praise?
(Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.)
>>Its important to notice the words used in this verse.
The word (assembling) has a meaning in the Greek of “to gather together as one” or
“to gather in one place”
>>By these definitions of this word we can see that we all need to come together as one
and lift our voices, our hands, our faces, and even our wallets out, and give the praise
and honor that is due the Lord.
**We know that it is then that all the excuses come out of why they cannot go to church.
You know all the old standby ones…
…”I can’t go there, there is a bunch of hypocrites going there.
…”I can’t go there, there is a bunch of liars that go there.
…”I can’t go there, there is a bunch of gossipers going there.
**What better place for any and all of these to be, then in the church, won’t you join them
**Who cares what they have done, who cares what they have been through, who cares
how bad it has been, just put it all down and give him the praise and honor that is due
Him. And let the Lord of Lords work out the things in their lives. AMEN !?
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light
to the Father.
~Once we get it right on the onside we can take it outside to share with those who don’t
know Jesus Christ as there Saviour.
WHY SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD Vv.2