It is good to praise the LORD
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night.
Psalm 92:1-2, NIV*
Thinking about some of the reasons it’s good to praise the Lord:
- it’s right and fitting, and He deserves it
- those who don’t know Him may hear and learn
- it makes us stop and notice what He’s done and who He is
- it restores our perspective on our “light and momentary troubles”
- it encourages our faith
- it encourage others’ faith
- it restores our hope
- it causes us to flourish, to stay fresh and green, to bear fruit
The header for this psalm says it’s “For the Sabbath day.” As Christians we’re invited to live in the Lord’s rest day by day, moment by moment, but there’s still something special about taking a Sabbath break.
It’s a chance to stop, breathe, and renew. To spend some time with God and remember who—and how big—He is. To regain perspective.
Holy and magnificent God, it does us good to get our eyes off ourselves and onto Your glory, and the more we look at You the more we see to praise. How great is our God, and how blessed we are to be Your redeemed people! Please open our eyes to see You more clearly, and soften our hearts to adore You.