My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed. Psalm 71:23 ESV
I love singing to the Lord. It doesn’t matter the style: hymns, praise songs, or even a few lines of Scripture that I memorized to music, they all cause me to think about the Lord when I focus on what they are declaring instead of just singing the words without thinking. Praising the Lord quickly brings me from focusing on myself or my to-do list and into the very throne room of God Almighty.
We can also praise the Lord in many other ways. Worship is concentrating on the Lord, not just the instrumental and vocal music time of a church service. We worship God through our actions, our words, our thoughts, and by meditating on God’s Word. The Psalmist of Psalm 71 wrote, My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day. My lips will shout for joy (verses 15, 23).
I hope you have been with me for this five-part journey through Psalm 71. In light of whom the Lord is and what He has done, how can we do anything but praise the Lord God? He has redeemed our soul!
Praise the Lord for being trustworthy! We can bring everything to Him and know that He can be trusted with it. He has our best planned for us. He was with us in the womb, and He will be with us through our death and resurrection if we have a personal relationship with Him.
He is our refuge in times of trouble and our fortress of protection. Praise Him for being our security in a dark and dangerous world. He is our deliverer from the unjust, the cruel, and from the devil himself. Our accusers are put to shame and disgrace. We can run to our Heavenly Father and know that He loves us. He will wrap His arms about us. He calms our fears.
He alone is our certain hope! The Lord is Sovereign. He knows our life journey. He revives and comforts us (Psalm 71:20, 21). He guides and teaches us. Hope in God leads to praise.
Our God is righteous! Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you? Psalm 71:19 ESV
The Lord is faithful! He is our reason for joy.
Let’s praise the Lord! Let’s appreciate the Lord and tell Him so. We like to be appreciated, and so does He!
Let’s declare who the Lord is and reveal to others what He has done. The next generation needs to learn what the Lord has done in our life. The best information they can have is about Jesus and His salvation.
How many ways can you praise the Lord? What do you praise about Him?
Dear Lord, My praise shall be continually of You… My tongue shall also talk of Your righteousness all the day long. (Psalm 71:6, 24a)
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