Psalm 119:164 (AMP)
164 [a]Seven times a day I praise You, because of Your righteous ordinances.
Psalm 34:1 (AMP)
I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
God said of David that “He is a man after my own heart” That is a major thing for the all-knowing God to say that of a man. How can you and I also be men after Gods own heart? What can we learn from the life of David that can help us grow in that direction? So far we have looked at two things, David was a man of the word, David was a man of Prayer and today we talk about praise.
There is power in praise and David who was also a worshiper understood that. Some of the Psalms were written when David was not in good circumstances and yet you will find him praising the Lord. He says I will praise the Lord at all times meaning no matter the circumstances I will always praise the Lord. When we talk about praising God, there is no other book in the Bible that has as many verses talking about praising God as you will find in the book of Psalm and to think that David is the main author of the book of psalm.
Psalm 119:171 (AMP)
Let my lips speak praise [with thanksgiving], For You teach me Your statutes.
Psalm 113:1 (AMP)
[a]Praise the LORD! ([b]Hallelujah!) Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD.
Psalm 109:30 (AMP)
30 I will give great praise and thanks to the LORD with my mouth; And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
Psalm 92:1 (AMP)
It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the LORD, To sing praises to Your name, O Most High,
Psalm 71:14 (AMP)
14 But as for me, I will wait and hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
One of the greatest demonstrations of faith when we are going through times of trouble is to praise God. I think it confuses the enemy. Praising God not because of what He has done or what we expect Him to do but to praise Him because of who He is and because we have faith that He has a good plan for our lives.
The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor do any who go down into silence;18 But as for us, we will bless and affectionately and gratefully praise the LORD From this time forth and forever. Praise the LORD! (Hallelujah!)
Now that verse is a great challenge. The dead do not praise the Lord, you and I who are alive have the opportunity to do so, let make the most of it. Remember when Paul and Silas praised in prison and in chains, the power of God shook the prison and their chains broke off. There is power in praise! Remember; Luke 19:40
40 Jesus replied, “I tell you, if these [people] keep silent, the stones will cry out [in praise]!”