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All scripture references are taken from Bible Gateway.
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
To give praise to God is to express honor and gratitude to Him through acts of worship, words, attitudes and actions.
When we combine these acts of worship, words and attitudes with song we have one of the most powerful praise and thanksgiving tools available to saints besides prayer.
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An examination of the scriptures will offer ample examples of this powerful praise medium.
1 Chronicles 23:5 gives us a powerful demonstration of just how much emphasis was put on musical worship by King David. Four thousand men were appointed the task of praising the LORD with musical instruments he himself provided for that purpose.”
Praise of God was so important to King David that he made this statement in Psalms 34:1: “I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”
In Psalms 40:3 King David tells us God put a new song in his mouth a hymn so powerful in praise of God that he adds …many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.
Psalm 47:7 offers us insight in to why we should hold God in awe and fear and revere Him. It is because God is the King of all the earth we are told to sing to him a psalm of praise.
Psalms 71:22 Incorporates more than vocal praise and shows us that the use of musical instruments such as harp and lyre along with singing are acceptable offerings of our gratitude for God’s faithfulness, as the Holy One of Israel.
Psalms 96:10-13 gives us another reason to pay homage, respect, adoration and deference to our Holy God. God is sovereign ruler of the established world he is Judge over all. The heavens and earth are to be glad as are the seas and all that is in them, the fields and all that is in them. Even the trees of the forest are to sing for joy for God comes to judge the earth the world in righteousness and the people in His Truth.
Psalms 100:1 brings us back to a corporate praise as it instructs all the earth to shout for joy to the Lord. Ps 101:1 brings us back to individual praise and pledge: as we determine to sing of God’s love and justice; to you O Lord, I will sing praise.
In Israel’s beginning and after the crossing of the Red Sea they sing to the Lord this song:
“I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God and I will praise him, my father’s God and I will exalt him.
The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea. The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone.
“Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy.
In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble. By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood firm like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
“The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.’ But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters. “Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? You stretched out your right hand and the earth swallowed them. “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia. The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling, the people of Canaan will melt away; terror and dread will fall upon them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone— until your people pass by, O LORD, until the people you bought pass by. You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance— the place, O LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, your hands established. The LORD will reign forever and ever.
Sing your own song to God; give him complete control of your life and eternal joy will be yours.
Sing the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb;
“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. 4 Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”