Let’s sing out!

Thomas Watson

We glorify God, by praising him. Doxology, or praise, is a God exalting work. ‘Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me’ (Ps. 50:23). The Hebrew word Bara, to create, and Barak, to praise, are little different, because the end of creation is to praise God. David was called the sweet singer of Israel, and his praising God was called glorifying God. ‘I will praise thee, O Lord my God, and I will glorify thy name’ (Ps. 86:12). Though nothing can add to God’s essential glory, yet praise exalts him in the eyes of others. When we praise God, we spread his fame and renown, we display the trophies of his excellency. In this manner the angels glorify him; they are the choristers of heaven, and do trumpet forth his praise. Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men; in praise we act like angels. Believers are called temples of God’ (1 Cor. 3:16). When our tongues praise, then the organs in God’s spiritual temple are sounding. How sad is it that God has no more glory from us in this way! Many are full of murmuring and discontent, but seldom bring glory to God, by giving him the praise due to his name. We read of the saints having harps in their hands, the emblems of praise. Many have tears in their eyes, and complaints in their mouth, but few have harps in their hand, blessing and glorifying God. Let us honour God this way. Praise is the quit-rent we pay to God: while God renews our lease, we must renew our rent.

I hope this will help us sing out and be ready to give a testimony and praise God every time we get the chance. He is God and should be praised. I hope you will enjoy the special singing that we have in the services as they seek to praise God. Let’s talk about how good He has been to us to everyone that we meet!

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