In my Bible reading this morning, one passage I read from was Psalm 34. In verse one it says, "I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." After sharing this in Bible time, I began to think of reasons why we should praise the Lord.
Listed below are ten reasons:
We should praise Him for our salvation. Psalm 40:1-3 "I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD."
We should praise Him for His wonderful works. Psalm 150:2 "Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness."
We should praise Him for His faithfulness. Isaiah 25:1 "O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth"
We should praise Him for His mercy. II Chronicles 20:21 "And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever." I Chronicles 16:34 "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."
We should praise Him for His goodness. Psalm 107:8 "Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"
We should praise Him for His power. Psalm 21:13 "Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power."
We should praise Him for His wisdom. Daniel 2:20 "Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:"
We should praise Him for His gentleness. Psalm 145:3 "Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable."
We should praise Him for His excellency. Psalm 148:13 "Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven."
We should praise Him for His glory. Psalm 138:5 "Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD."
As you can see from these passages, we have plenty for which to praise God. Perhaps you can find some more reasons why we should praise the Lord.