“Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!” (Psalm 147:1).
God never calls us to praise him in a vacuum. Praise is the result of all that God has already done and what God promises.
The phrase, “Praise the LORD,” is hallelujah in the Hebrew. This was and is both a call to praise as well as a declaration of praise.
The remainder of Psalm 147 tells the reason for praising the LORD. I invite you to read the Psalm on your own and highlight and underline all that God promises and all that God has already done for us.
- The LORD builds up (v.2)
- The LORD gathers the exiles (v.2)
- He heals (v.3)
- He binds up their wounds (v.3)
- He determines (v.4)
- He calls them each by name (v.4)
- The LORD sustains (v. 6)
- He supplies (v.8)
- He provides (v.9)
- The LORD delights in those who fear him (v.11)
- He strengthens (v.13)
- He blesses (v.13)
- He grants peace (v.14)
- He satisfies you (v.14)
- He sends his word (v.18)
- He revealed his word (v.19)
That’s a pretty impressive list!!!
Praise the LORD! Hallelujah!!!