BE FULL OF PRAISE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
Tuesday, 25th February, 2014
BE FULL OF PRAISE
Memorise:
I will bless the LORD at all times: his
praise shall continually be in my
mouth.
Psalm 34:1
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JEREMIAH
7:30-9:26 and PSALM 45
Message
Read: Psalm 18:1-3
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of
David, the servant of the LORD, who
spake unto the LORD the words of
this song in the day that the LORD
delivered him from the hand of all
his enemies, and from the hand of
Saul: And he said, I will love thee, O
LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, and my
fortress, and my deliverer; my God,
my strength, in whom I will trust; my
buckler, and the horn of my
salvation, and my high tower.
3 I will call upon the LORD, who is
worthy to be praised: so shall I be
saved from mine enemies.
MESSAGE
The incident that led to the fall of
man in the Garden of Eden was a
complete loss of all that is beautiful.
Prior to the fall, man wasn’t fearful
of his environment or of the
presence of God. But after the fall,
for the first time, Adam was terrified
by the presence of God which he
previously used to anticipate. With
this came the universal culture of
complaining, murmuring and
grumbling. The awesome glory of God
over his life and destiny was
destroyed. Glory to God that Jesus as
the second Adam has come to undo
the evil the devil subtly brought on
man.
David in our Bible reading for today
reveals the importance of eulogising
God. He was confessing who God is
to him: his rock, his fortress, his
deliverer, his strength, his buckler,
the horn of his salvation and his high
tower. In his praise of God, David
was also expressing his confidence
and trust in God. God enjoys our
praise. He says in Psalm 50:23 that
he who offers praise glorifies Him.
Are you a child of God? You must
know that there is no place for those
that murmur and grumblers in
heaven; it is an eternity of ecstatic
adoration of our great King
(Revelation 4:5-11). David, even in
those days caught the revelation of
this truth; hence he resolved to
banish murmuring from his life. This
caused him to proclaim in Psalm
34:1 that:
“I will bless the Lord at all times: his
praise shall continually be in my
mouth.”
This is the secret of the greatness of
this man who was once a nobody.
From a human perspective, David
had no prospect of becoming
anything. Usually in families, it is
expected that the youngest in the
family would enjoy some pampering
and ease, but not so with David. His
older siblings remained at home
enjoying themselves with the milk
from the flock of sheep that David
kept in the bush all by himself.
However, every labour has its
rewards. David became the greatest
king of Israel and became an
ancestor of our Lord Jesus. Because
he was full of praise, God could not
help but lavish His favour on him.
Mind you, a great man always likes
his greatness to be acknowledged. He
would like that those around him do
not embarrass or disgrace him by
diminishing his status in any way. I
once had an uncle who would refuse
financial assistance to anyone who
requested a meagre amount, because
he felt such a request was demeaning
to him. God is greater than the
greatest of all men. Whatever your
condition, He has the final say. It’s
not over until it is over, therefore
don’t let the challenges of your life
reduce your God to a grasshopper in
your eyes.
Action Point:
No matter your current condition,
right now look to God. Praise Him by
calling Him beautiful names. Tell Him
you will praise Him at all times and
that He should help you.

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