October 2, 2017: SOAP #2860: Zechariah 13-14; Psalm 147; Luke 15 Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 147:1 Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! Observation:   Why should be praise the LORD?  1. It is good to praise the LORD!   It is good for God [...]

October 2, 2017: SOAP #2860: Zechariah 13-14; Psalm 147; Luke 15

Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 147:1 Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

Observation:   Why should be praise the LORD?  1. It is good to praise the LORD!   It is good for God to know He is appreciated for all He does.   It is good for me as it lifts my spirit and focuses my eyes on my Help and not my problem.   It is good for those around me to hear me speaking about the greatness of God rather than complaining about all the evil in the world.   It is just all around good!
2.   It is pleasant to praise the LORD!   It is lovely, delightful, and agreeable
3.   It is fitting to praise the LORD!  It is proper, appropriate; it is the right thing to do.

Application:   Praise should be a major part of my conversation.   People should not be surprised when they hear me give praise to my LORD; they should be surprised when they do not hear me give praise to my LORD!

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, you are worthy of all praise.   It is good, it is pleasant, it is fitting to praise you!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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