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Series: Praising The Lord Day by Day
2 Chronicles 30:21
1. PRAISE SHOULD BE A COMMON PRACTICE
A) The Praise That Was Offered
B) The Praise That Was Ordained
2. PRAISE SHOULD BE A COLLECTIVE PRACTICE
A) Collective Celebration
B) Collective Participation
3. PRAISE SHOULD BE A CONTINUAL PRACTICE
A) The Daily Reasons To Praise The Lord
B) The Daily Results Of Praising The Lord
The Psalmist declared in Psalm 119:164, ''Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.'' When he spoke of praising the Lord seven times a day he was not confining or limiting his praise to just seven times. The word means by extension an indefinite number. The ideal is that his day was filled with praise. He was declaring that he was constantly and continually praising the Lord.
We read in Hebrews 13:15, ''By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.'' As believers, we are to be as the Psalmist. We are to constantly and continually be praising the Lord.
G. Campbell Morgan said, ''God seeks and values the gifts we bring Him-gifts of praise, thanksgiving, service, and material offerings.'' It is the gift of praise that God seeks and values that I want us to consider today.
For the past few weeks we have been learning of the daily duties and responsibilities of the Christian life as seen in the words ''day by day.''
We began by looking at Genesis 39:10, ''And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.'' Joseph found himself in a tempting situation ''day by day.'' Yet, he did not yield to temptation, but was victorious. As we looked at Joseph we were reminded that we need to learn how to overcome temptation on a daily basis.
Then we looked at Exodus 29:38, ''Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the ...
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