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Praise God, Not Self

Focus: Psalms 86:12 - KJV

12. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.


Exodus 15:1-18


It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, Most-High. He alone is worthy of all praises. Praising Him is a way of showing gratitude for the things He has done and saying to Him we appreciate His deeds. Doing so, prepares us to receive more great fetes from Him. Only those who understand that there is nothing we can do by ourselves are thoughtful enough to praise the Lord. Some do not count it necessary to sing praises unto the Lord having assumed all their doings are by their own prowess. Samson was someone in that situation: he had slain thousands of the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. When he saw the exploits of his hands, he was so overwhelmed that he started to sing his own praise rather than sing the praises of the one that made it possible for him to stand or lift his hands at all. Moses was different. He knew it was the Lord that gave him the formular to open up and close the Red Sea; and even though the scripture says, as it is written by him, that the Lord told him to close up the drink on the Egyptians, we are not sure that was the voice of God as God is not a killer. Nevertheless, Moses did not praise himself for parting the Sea with a rod. He rather praised and gave glory to God.


Beloved, there is nothing we are that we attained by ourselves; no, there is nothing we can become without the direct influence of God. Taking it upon ourselves to just overrate ourselves can be sinful before God. Let us not be like Samson that was full of praise unto himself, but rather be like Moses and David by giving all the praise and glory unto our God. Those who praise God have themselves enlisted for more while those who don’t end up telling God they do not really need Him to do what they need to do. After a while, Samson fell prey into the hands of the enemy because he would rather not give thanks and praises to God. David, on the other hand, whose heart was to praise God for evermore, has his lineage preserved in Kingship, forever. Moses who taught Israel to sing praises after the Red Sea episode also has his name written in gold among the Israelis even until tomorrow. Hence, when we give praises to God, He establishes us in return.


The help we need to be able to praise God always and whenever necessary, the Lord will give unto us now, in Jesus’ name.  Power to resist the temptation to be boastful and glorifying ourselves the Lord will grant us today in Jesus’ name. The Lord will accept our praises and perform through and for us greater exploits, in Jesus’ name. We shall not fail God in any way and we shall be victorious in all we do in Jesus’ name. As our lives depend on God, from this day, God will do much more for us that will engender our praises unto Him alone in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.


SOLUTION:  Let us give honor to whom it is due. Never ascribe to yourself a praise that is due unto God. Those who do so face repercussion. Give it all to God and be entitled to more blessings.



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