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Why We Praise

We at Divine Family Entertainment believe praise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is extremely important for a variety of reasons.
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Reason 1

We were born to praise Him

  • God throughout His Word, the Bible, commands us to praise Him. All of Psalm 150 tells us to praise the Lord, ending with "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord." This Scripture even gives us a number of ways, places and reasons for us to do so: 

1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord! (NKJV)
  • In Isaiah 43, God declares His sovereignty and shares His love for the people of Israel. Verse 7 says that they were created for His glory, and in verse 21, He describes them as "the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise." (NIV).

  • Ephesians 3:6 shows that Gentile believers can apply these verses to themselves since, as co-heirs with Israel in the promise of Jesus Christ, we are welcomed and adopted into God's Kingdom.

Reason 2

Praise Draws Others to God

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When we praise the Lord together as Christians, Those who don't believe get curious. They want to know what we're doing, and why we're so happy. The secret is that in Christ, that happiness is actually a deep-seated joy that doesn't disappear when our circumstances change.  It remains steadfast even when things go wrong. We can invite those who haven't experienced the saving love of Jesus Christ to share in this joy when we praise Him.

Psalm 34: 1-3 says: 

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together. (NKJV)

In Acts Chapter 16, Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown in prison for disrupting the profits of local merchants in Philippi by casting a demon out of their slave girl. Verse 25 says that while in prison, the two prayed and sang praises to God at midnight, and other prisoners heard them.

A great earthquake opened the prison doors and freed the prisoners from their shackles. Surprisingly, none of them tried to escape. Their decision to stay kept the Philippian jailer from taking his own life. Instead, he asked how to be saved, he and his entire household turned to Christ, and were baptized. Wow.

Could Paul and Silas' prayer and praise have kept all the prisoners there? Were they so drawn to what they heard that not even one wanted to escape?

How many of them were saved, becoming followers of Christ, because Paul and Silas prayed and praised? The Bible doesn't tell us, but it's evident that when we praise the Lord, despite our circumstances, He will draw others to Himself because of our obedience.

Reason 3

Praise Provides Unexpected Blessings

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Praise Can Provide Healing

Psalm 103:2-3 (NIV): "Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases."

This verse doesn't directly say "if you praise Him, you will be healed." But isn't it interesting that the psalmist makes a correlation that the One we praise, is the One who forgives sins and heals diseases?

And let's take a look at Psalm 147 which is bookended with "Praise the Lord." Sandwiched in between those commands to praise the Lord, is verse 3 which says 
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." It follows that praise of our Heavenly Father can bring healing. Have you experienced this in your personal life?

Whether I'm facing physical or emotional pain, when I remember a praise song from childhood and start to sing it, or I'm loudly singing along to a praise and worship Gospel or Contemporary Christian song, suddenly my eyes and my thoughts are no longer on the pain and the hurt. They are on Jesus. I'm not thinking about how I could have rebutted that person who just hurt my feelings. I'm worshipping the One who made that person. I'm no longer heartsick because I was rejected by someone I care deeply for. I'm communing with the One who accepts me no matter what. I'm not focusing on the pain coursing through my leg, I'm glorifying the One who gave me the ability to walk. 

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Praise Provides Freedom

Let's go back to Acts 16, where Paul and Silas are beaten and thrown in prison. They are freed from their prison cell and from their shackles in the midnight hour, after they pray and praise the Lord. That's a clear example showing how God can unleash His power in the physical realm when His people pray and praise Him. In our daily lives, what's keeping us in bondage? Sins of all kinds, right? But sometimes we are in mental or emotional bondage, or some may be physically bound to a wheelchair, and we are learning that millions around the world are bound in literal slavery. 

No matter what terrible condition we may be facing, praising our Heavenly Father can be a reminder of John 8:31 that the Truth [Jesus] will make us free, and John 8:36 that Whom the Son [Jesus] makes free is free indeed. There is a distinction between being set free and being made free. That's why I like the King James version here. Being set free is circumstantial. Being made free is existential. We can be set free from prison but still be in bondage to old behaviors that can land us right back in prison. But if we are made free, we can be anywhere, including behind bars, yet we are free in Christ Jesus. The freedom and salvation we find in Christ is something no one can take from us. 

So as free people, we can praise and worship our Lord and Savior no matter whether we are bound by our location, by abuse or pain, or that temptation we wrestle with, because the Son makes us free.

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Praise Provides Victory Over Our Battles

We can learn so much from King Jehoshaphat of Judah in 2 Chronicles 20, when three large armies came against him and his people. But ultimately Jehoshaphat turned to prayer and to praise. When he did that, his army didn't even have to fight! He said to God, "... we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”

When he and his people turned their eyes toward God with prayer and praise, all they had to do was show up and stand up on the battle field (vs. 17), and God did the rest. Jehoshaphat had a praise team lead worship the night before the battle (vs. 19), and the morning of, he appointed another praise team to go ahead of the warriors, singing to the Lord, praising the beauty of His holiness (vs. 21). As part of their praise, they said these words: “Praise the Lord,
For His mercy endures forever.”

As the people of Judah and Jerusalem began to praise the Lord their God, He made it so that the vast army of those three countries coming against Judah in battle would turn on each other. Jehoshaphat was victorious because he praised the Lord his God.

That can apply to us today. We are in a massive spiritual war, whether we know it or not. The enemy's armies are vast and impossible for us to fight. We are battling rulers who hate us, principalities who want to destroy us, not to mention temptations and sins that are difficult to overcome.

Once we realize that we can't fight this war on our own, and that like King Jehoshaphat we don't know what to do, it's counterintuitive, but that's when we find ourselves in the best possible position. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:10: when we are weak, we are strong. Because when we face an enemy this big and powerful, and we turn our eyes to the hills from whence cometh our help (Psalm 121:1-2), we just need to show up and stand up on the battlefield and wield the most powerful weapon in our arsenal: praise. When we praise Him, we win.

"Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases."

Psalm 103: 2-3

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.

Psalm 34: 1-3

"The people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise"

Isaiah 43: 21

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