Summary: We should praise the lord because: • God himself practices praise within the trinity
I-God himself practices praise within the trinity
This may be shocking to some of you, but it is in the nature of God to praise, honor, glorify, exalt, and magnify Himself and even his beloved people.
Within the trinity, the God the Father often praises the God the Son.
John 12: 28-30
28Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
37And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
God the Son frequently praises God the Father.
25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Holy Ghost praises the Son.
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
There is so much love and respect within the trinity that each member of the trinity is lifting up, honoring, glorifying and praising one another all throughout scriptures.
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
What is most amazing is not only does God praises himself, he also chooses to honor and exalt his servants.
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord
Off course the Lord will not praise and worship us, his children but He will sometimes honor us and exalt us.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.
Therefore we get praise from God himself. Our God loves to praise himself and his people. Praise is the very nature of God.