The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor any who go down into silence. But we will bless the LORD From this time forth and forevermore. Praise the LORD! - Psalm 115v17-18
The dead cannot praise God – it will then be too late. Praise is an awesome thing. I asked the Lord yesterday to remind me to make it a day of praise from sunrise to sunset. Several times through the day He reminded me to stop and praise. Best of all, just as the ‘going down of the sun,’ was about to take place my pastor posted on Facebook that his parents had been saved after more than 43 years of witnessing and praying. What a blessing and what a blessing to praise at the end of the day!
It is easy to praise God at those times – but what we need to work on his constant praise. In that regard I like what Rick Warren tweated this morning –‘It's both arrogant & foolish for me to tell GOD which of his actions are loving & just & which ones aren’t. I mean, come on!’
God is worthy of our praise simply because He is God – we don’t need to worry or wonder about if His actions fit our ideas of goodness. His thoughts are so far above our thoughts that we can’t even grasp the difference. We can’t measure His ways by ours. Indeed, come on!
Praise is a choice. It is a decision. The dead cannot praise the Lord – but we will bless Him forever from this very moment.
Can we make that decision to praise the only One who is worthy to be praised? Come on, how arrogant and foolish for us to do otherwise!