It is Good to Praise the Lord.

“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

The word good is overused word in the English language, so much so that it has lost its meaning. In Psalm 92:1, we see that it’s good for us to praise the Lord. But why? Why exactly is it good?

The Hebrew definition for good in this context is translated “beneficial, pleasant, agreeable.” We benefit when we stop thinking about ourselves and focus on our Savior. Acknowledging God for who He is brings about a needed change in our hearts and our countenenance. We become like Jesus the more we praise the Lord.

Others benefit, too. When our hearts are full of thanksgiving, we’re a blessing to others. They’re uplifted by our words. Encouraged by our faith. Strengthened by God’s Spirit working within us.

You see, praise and thanksgiving go together. It’s impossible to praise the Lord without naturally transitioning into thanking Him for all He has done for you.

This morning my heart was full as I considered God’s great love, so I wrote down the first five things that came to mind for which I am grateful:

Thank you, Father, for:

1) another day of life. May this day bring you glory.

2) Georgia. What a blessing she is to me.

3) Your Word, which encourages, guides, comforts, and teaches me to live a life that’s pleasing to you.

4) giving me the ability to write. I can’t form a single sentence without your help.

5) my family. I am blessed, indeed!

God has been good to you. He is worthy of your praise! What five things can you thank Him for today?