Sound of Judah: Day Five

Sound of Judah

What is Praise? Why should we do it? Where and when should we do it? How should we do it? Join us in this 5-day series into the topic of Praise, and consider more deeply God’s purpose for praise and for you, as we join together “to declare the praises of him who brought us out of darkness and into his marvelous light!”

Day 5: How Should We Praise?

As Christians, I think we’d all agree that praise is important. But, like I said in the beginning of this study, we often divide over the fine-print— in the “how things should be done,” area of the discussion. Some people believe our praise is to be done solemnly, others believe that praise is to be celebratory. Rather than divide over this, I would suggest we converge and hold conversation with one another. Scripture seems to think that both are equally a part of praise, and we should include both somber and celebratory aspects of praise.

Notice in today’s verses that God commands us to praise in reverence, humility, and sacrifice. These qualities seem to drive us in our actions to our knees. These actions are needed. However, we are also to contribute in praise frequently, energetically, and motivationally. These qualities seem to drive us to our feet. Both aspects are vital regarding our praise. The bottom line is that we ALL hold the responsibility to be prepared to worship God in our heart, and out of this should flow physical actions of praise that are best and most loving unto God, unto others, and thus reflected back into the health and betterment of our souls.

For Further Study in Scripture go to:

PSA 5:7, PSA 24:3, PSA 150:1, PSA 51:3, MAT 6:21, PSA 96:8, PSA 66:2, PSA 34:1, HEB 13:15    

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Author: Dave Yauk

Dave Yauk is first a foremost a follower of Jesus. He is Husband to Katie, and Father to 4 wonderful children (Naomi, Jesse, Levi, and Analise). Dave's primary passion is to seek after Gods Glory in all things, and in his contribution you'll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture. Dave has been privileged to do ministry in over 17 countries. This has been his primary means of education and learning as a follower of Jesus. However, Dave has also had the honor of getting a B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership, a Master's in Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from I.W.S. Dave owns the Garden City Project (an online collaborative marketplace for Christian artists and innovators), Finale School of Music, and teaches online guitar for Jamplay.com. He is also a Professor of Theology, Worship and Missiology at Visible Music College and Grand Canyon University.

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