Date: November 21, 2021 ()

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Principles of Praise from the Book of Psalms

If we would talk more about the Lord and praise Him,
we would have less time to talk about ourselves.
-M. R. DeHaan

Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat
into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ.
-Charles Spurgeon

Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed.
It will be their employment for ever.
-Albert Barnes

  • Praise should proceed from our hearts.
    • Psalm 9
  • Praise is a prescription in stressful times.
    • Psalm 18
  • Praise can produce a submission to God's will.
    • Psalm 40
  • Praise should be performed because of God's mercy in forgiving our sins.
    • Psalm 65
  • Praise should be pointed to the name of our God.
    • Psalm 86
  • Praise to God should at times be a public display.
    • Psalm 108,109
  • Praise to God should be a priority in a believer's life.
    • Psalm 146-150

Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent,
I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him
as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when
the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in
letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I,
can I, silent be?
-Charles Spurgeon

No chorus is too loud, no orchestra too large, no Psalm too lofty
for the lauding of the Lord of Hosts.
-Charles Spurgeon