CHOOSE JOY | PART 3 – THE JOY OF PRAISEJuly 19, 2020
THE JOY OF PRAISE | 07.19.20
Isaiah 61:3 9 (NKJV) To give them the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
Ephesians 6:12 (NCV) Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world.
John 10:10 (NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 16:33 (NIV) “… In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
“Put your on.”
2 Chronicles 20:22 (NCV) As they began to sing and praise God, the Lord set ambushes for the people of Ammon, Moab, and Edom who had come to attack Judah. And they were defeated.
Psalm 18:3 (NLT) I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies.
“Praise produces .”
- Praise reminds me of the , not the .
2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 17-18 (NIV) We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed…For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Psalm 22:26 (NLT) …All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
THE JOY OF PRAISE
1. : To rave, boast, celebrate, to be clamorously foolish.
Psalm 35:18 (NLT) I will thank you in front of the great assembly. I will praise you before all the people.
2. : To acknowledge in public.
Matthew 10:32–33 (NLT) “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.
Psalm 138:1 (NIV) I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart.
3. : To bless by kneeling or bowing.
Psalm 103:1 (NIV) Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
4. : Making music to God with strings.
Psalm 92:1 (NIV) It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 150:4–5 (NLT) Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals.
5. : To address in a loud tone, to shout.
Psalm 63:3-4 (NIV) Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
6. : To lift hands in adoration.
Psalm 50:23 (NIV) He who offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.
7. : Exuberant singing.
Psalm 34:1 (NIV) I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
Psalm 34:8 (NLT) Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!