I'll praise God

QUESTION: I'll praise God, but does He need it?

ANSWER:

I'll praise God, but does He need my praise? Does He have any needs at all? The Bible is very clear when it presents God as perfect and without any needs! Acts 17:24-25 says, "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else."

So why do we praise Him if He doesn't need it? Doesn't He have angels to worship Him?
  • God delights in the praise of His creation! Psalm 149:3-4 says, "Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. For the LORD takes delight in his people…"

  • When we praise, we are being obedient to God. Psalm 150:2 says, "Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness."

  • Praise helps us see and understand God in a deeper way! We take our eyes off of our circumstances and put them on the Creator of all things! Psalm 150:1-2 says, "Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness."

  • Praise puts the credit where it belongs. When we fail to praise, we often take the credit instead of giving that credit back to the true Source of all blessings. Ephesians 1:3 says, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ."

  • Worship brings peace. Fear can not survive in praise and worship! We remember that we are God's child and He is in ultimate control of our lives! 2 Corinthians 1:3 says, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort…"
I pray that you can echo Psalm 71:14, which says, "But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more." Is that your desire? Do you want to always praise God more and more?

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus

Yes, I am already a follower of Jesus

I still have questions