It Is Good To Praise The Lord, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

It is good to praise The Lord, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

Psalm 92:1 – A Psalm or Song for the Sabbath day. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

Psalm 33:1 – Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

Psalm 147:1 – Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

Why should we praise God? – 7 reasons

  1. For His mercy – Psalm 136:2 (O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.)
  2. For His goodness – I Chro. 16:34 (O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.)
  3. For His love – Psalm 107: 1 (O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever).
  4. It is the will of God for us – I Thes. 5:18 (In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you).
  5. For there is none like Him – Ex. 15:11, Psalm 86:8 (Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?)
  6. Nothing else we can offer – Psalm 51:15-16 (Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering).
  7. Life could be tougher – Psalm 124:1-3 (If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us):

When should we praise God?

At all times – Psalm 34:1 – I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

How should we praise Him?

In Spirit and truth – John 4:23-24

In the beauty of holiness – Psalm 96:9, 29:2

With an offering – Psalm 96:8, I Chro. 16:29

By bowing, in awe, in adoration, by kneeling, by falling down before him – Psalm 95:6, Rev 4: 10

Who should praise God?

Everything that has breath – Psalm 150:6

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

His Redeemed – Psalm 107:2

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

Where can one praise God?

Everywhere – I Tim. 2:8

I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

It is good to praise The Lord, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye was delivered on December 21, 2014 at the Special Praise Service hosted by the Eternal Worshipers (Host Choir)