“What is Praise?”

August 14, 2017


Psalm 100: 4: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise.  Give thanks to Him, bless His Name.”  If you want to understand praise, this psalm is a good place to start.  Joy, service, singing, recognition of Who God is and who we are; these are all elements of praise.  And another key element is praise is thanksgiving – you can’t have praise without it.  And as for ‘blessing the Lord’ – in Hebrew, blessing and thanksgiving are the same root word.  Something (or someone) is blessed by giving thanks for it, (such as a meal) and blessing is an expression of thankfulness.

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