8665 praise, reasons for

8665 praise, reasons for

Scripture treats praise as the natural response of believers to God’s person and actions.

Praise is commanded of God’s people

Ps 68:32; 1Pe 2:9; Rev 19:5 See also Ps 30:4; Ps 150:6; Isa 42:10; Php 2:9-11

Praise is due to God alone

Dt 10:21; 1Ch 16:25; Isa 42:8 See also Ps 66:4; Ps 118:15-21; Ps 148:13; Rev 4:11

Praise is pleasing to God

Ps 69:30-31 See also Ps 135:3; Ps 147:1; Isa 43:20-21; Isa 61:10-11; Jer 13:11

Praise as an act of witness

Ps 9:11 See also 2Sa 22:50; Ps 34:1-3; Isa 42:12; 2Co 9:13

Praise in response to God’s nature

For his greatness Dt 32:3; Ps 150:2 See also 1Ch 16:25; Ne 8:6; Ps 104:1; Mt 9:8

For his righteousness Ps 98:8-9 See also Da 4:37

For his faithfulness Ps 57:9-10; Ps 138:2 See also 1Ki 8:15-20,56; Ps 89:1

For his strength Ps 59:16 See also Ps 28:7; Ps 81:1

Praise in response to God’s deeds

For deliverance from enemies Ex 18:10; Ps 18:46-48 See also Ge 14:20; Jdg 16:24; Ps 43:1-4; Ps 124:1-7

For answered prayer Ps 28:6 See also Ps 66:19-20

For sending his Son, Jesus Christ Lk 1:68-69; Eph 1:3 See also Lk 2:10-14,25-28; Lk 24:53; 1Pe 1:3-6

See also

1050God, goodness of
1060God, greatness of
4114angels and praise
7027church, purpose
8444honouring God
8624worship, reasons
8632adoration
8660magnifying God

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