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Q and A-Why Praise God?

June 10th, 2016

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “Why is it important to praise God?”

There is a close connection in the Scripture between praising God and giving thanks to Him.

In Luke 17, there were ten men healed of leprosy. One of them came back to Jesus, praising God in a loud voice. Then he threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.

Praising God is a significant way to express our gratitude to Him for who He is and what He has done. Psalm 150, verse 2 tells us to praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Praising God gives us the opportunity to give credit where credit is due. It’s the right response for a grateful heart.

Praising God is a joyful experience for us as we celebrate the goodness of God.

And praising God gives public testimony that gives others the opportunity to hear what His grace means to us, and how it is shaping our heart.

As the name of Jesus is lifted up, the hearts of people are moved to acknowledge Him as King and Lord in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk


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