TUESDAY 1ST JUNE, 2021
THEME: ACCEPTABLE PRAISE
PASSAGE: PSALM 33: 1-5
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 33:1 “Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.”
HYMN: MHB 2 (L.M.) – ALL people that on earth do dwell.
Psalm 33 is a song of praise and prayer. There are many commands by the psalmist to praise the Lord. They include (i) Rejoice in the Lord v1; (ii) Praise the Lord with harp v2; (iii) Make melody with stringed instrument v2; (iv) Sing a new song to the Lord v3; (v) Play skillfully with a loud noise v3.
The Lord expects us to praise Him for everything. We should praise Him for all our being; we must praise the Lord especially for our expectations with faith. As parents, we praise our children when they please us. In the same way, we must praise our Maker. What is acceptable praise? Thankful praise from a pure heart is acceptable to the Almighty God. Everything we own must be used to praise the Lord. Crooked hearts make crooked music, but the righteous is the Lord’s delight. Praise is the dress of the saints. Likewise, praise should be our regular clothing.
We need to make use of musical instruments in addition to our voice in praising God. The most important instrument of praise is the human voice: use your voice to praise Him. For our praise to be acceptable, we must put life and soul, and heart into every song. God is to be praised for the reason of His goodness, of His power, and of His providence.
Have you praised Him this morning for allowing you to see the beginning of another month? Did you praise Him for seeing you through the 151days so far in this year? We need to praise God every day of our lives for His providence, safety of our lives and properties, gift of good children, or expectation of children. Appreciate God for all He has done and He will do more.
PRAYER: Lord God Almighty, grant us the spirit to continually praise You all the days of our lives, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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