God who is worthy of all praise!

Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.

Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard

(Ps. 66:1-4, 8)

Praise Him for who He is
The entire earth is invited to offer their praise to the God of the Bible, for He is the Almighty. His enemies would surrender in fear because they have seen His power. How do we praise this awesome God?

We do it by expressing our joy in His presence. Telling Him how awesome He is, how much we appreciate His greatness. This means, we are acknowledging openly that He is the Almighty God and He is our God. Several Psalms exhort us to verbally express our joy in His being the Almighty God. We are to shout for joy or make a joyful sound (Ps. 95:1), cheering for Him or singing for Him. We must do it in such a way that it brings Him glory and honor in the midst of others.

Praise Him for what He does
The whole human race is invited to witness His mighty deeds. In fact His deeds are evident to all those who are open and honest. The classic example of His glorious deeds is the history of His people Israel. Two similar incidents are reminded here, the parting of the Red Sea (Ex. 14:21) and the drying up of the Jordan river (Josh. 3:14-17). These were reasons for great rejoicing among His people. He protected them from all the rebellious enemy nations who exalted themselves. His eyes still keep a watch over the nations of the world to see that His people are protected.

How to praise God
We are to do it by exalting His name doing it in such a way that it will be heard by the people around (66:8). This is because He has kept the remnant of His people safe from being utterly destroyed. Due to their disobedience the people of Israel had gone through trials and captivity, hard labor and slavery, fire and water. However, their descendants could enter the land of abundance. They are still a people and now once again restored as a nation.

Go into His presence consciously and offer Him praise, the sacrifice of our lips. Fulfill any vows made before Him. As a testimony proclaim to others all that God has done for you.
Remember, in any prayer we make or praise we offer, our hearts must be clean lest it will not be acceptable to Him.

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