Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4 (additional reading: Psalm 4:1-8 and Proverbs 18:16-18)

It’s mind-boggling to me how some people treat the church just like they treat their job. They just show up to ‘clock-in’, then complain about everything that’s going on, but do nothing to help the matter. We ought to get tired of living from day to day without any joy, peace, and happiness in your life.

We ought to get fed up of leaving church every week the same way you came:

  • Leaving with the same old problems…
  • Leaving with the same old heartaches…
  • Leaving with the same old heartbreaks…
  • Leaving with the same old letdowns…
  • Leaving with the same old setbacks…

Part of the problem is our response to what life brings us. Part of our problem is that we won’t praise God in spite of our problems. We all know the saying, “when praises go up, blessings come down,” but do we really know and understand the Power of Praise…?

Praise can cause walls to fall… (Ask Joshua…), Praise can stop the fury of fire… (Ask 3 Hebrew Boys…), Praise can quench the appetite of a lion… (Ask Daniel…) Praise can open the door of the prison.. (ask Paul and Salius) “There is Power in Praise”.

Today’s text informs us that Judah had some sons. The name Judah means Praise. We need to become ‘Son’s of praise’. In like manner to how we inherit traits from our parents, we need to allow praise to influence our person and the way we live.

Reflection

  • How is praise seen in Your life?
  • Are you a person or praise or complaint?

Prayer

Father, Thank You that we have so much to praise You for. Thank You that You are so good to us. Help us to give You praise and to celebrate all that You are and do. In Jesus name’ amen.

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