And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
What is Praise?
We may define praise as the expression of admiration or approval for someone or something. Synonyms of praise include honour, thanks, glorification.
Why was man created?
Myles Monroe said “when purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable”. Man was created essentially to glorify God. Man was also saved to praise God (Isaiah 43:21).
Why should we praise God?
We should praise God because it is commanded (Psalm 150:6). God has a need and it is that He seek worshippers. Those who will worship Him in spirit & truth (John 4:23-24).
Let’s consider the effects of praise from two stand points (Psalm 92:1). When Praise is offered & When it is not offered.
What are the effects of Praise when it is offered?
God’s manifest presence is experienced (Psalm 22:3). Praise will always procure abundant blessings & unlimited increase in our lives. God takes over the battle of our lives in praise. Praise is the cheapest way to get God (Chronicles 20:15-21). God’s fiery nature is seen in His praise (Exo 15:1). He once showed that power when He delivered Israel from slavery. Praise stops weeping & brings dead things & situations back to life (John 11:41). The praise of our God multiplies the little in your hands. There was always a miracle of multiplication anytime Jesus gave thanks. Praise perfects what God started or is doing in our lives. Praise brings one out of seemingly impossible cases.
The effects of not offering praises to God includes bringing shame & curses on our blessings & incurring the wrath of God (Luke 17:17). Finally, when we fail to praise Him, it can bring death.
Therefore, let us praise our God with dancing (Psalm 149:3).