Command

There is a command in the verses we will explore today. Let’s look at it:

“Praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord; praise him, you servants of the Lord, you who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant. For the Lord has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured possession.” Psalm 135:1-4

So, here it tells us to praise the Lord. In just a few verses it echoes this mandate over and over again.

Why?

Why are we directed to offer praise to the Lord?

I think there are many answers to that question but a few of them include that when we praise Him, we get our minds and thoughts off of ourselves. It helps us to remember that we are being cared for. It makes us grateful for what we have rather than pursuing what we don’t. It gives us a sense of contentment and rest to give praise to the Lord. But it is also because He deserves it. Everything we know or have comes from His hand. So, our response must be, “Praise the Lord!”

I praise You, Lord, for all that You have done and all that You are doing. It is too big for me to comprehend. It is too much for me to understand. I say, “Thank You!”



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