Does Your Praise To God Lack This Sin Overpowering Principle?
By: David Hopkins
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If you want to know an easy way to experience never ending blessings in life even if you mess up and do something horrible which you could regret for the rest of your life, then boy have I got news for you. Listen to this.
One of the most disturbing stories in the Bible is where King David lusted after another mans wife. Her name was Bathsheba so the story goes.
He ended up getting her pregnant and in order to cover it up he sent her husband to the front line of a battle where he was killed in the line of duty.
David later took Bathsheba as his wife. Unfortunately they lost their first child together and he suffered greatly at the rebellion of one of his own sons namely Absalom who stole the heart of the people right from under his nose.
The trouble began when Amnon, David's oldest son, raped his half-sister Tamar, Absalom's sister.
As soon as the opportunity arose, Absalom had his half-brother Amnon killed. (Read 2 Samuel).
He later plotted to take over the kingdom because his father David couldn't stand the sight of him and wouldn't have anything to do with him.
In case you're not familiar with this story Absalom almost succeeded in killing his father David and taking over the kingdom.
Yet David proclaimed that Gods mercy endures for ever 33 times in the book of Psalms and here's why. God ended up restoring the kingdom back to David, where he lived in peace and eventually had a son with Bathsheba.
Their son Solomon turned out to be one of the wisest and richest men who ever lived. Their blood is also of the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, our Lord and savior.
And He did all this despite the fact that David had Bathsheba's husband Urias murdered in cold blood.
Now, David could have let guilt get the best of him, he could have gave up and quit. But what did he chose to do? You guessed it, he chose to Praise God. So what is the point of this story?
It doesn't matter what you've done or how many times you've done it. I don't even care why or when you did it. The fact is...
If You Praise God He Will Restore You.
The only catch is you have to open up your mouth and continue to praise Him no matter what the consequences may be for your actions.
What Is Praising God?
If you think about it praising God and praying to God are the same and can be done the same way.
You simply take a verse or two from the Bible, meditate and memorize it, then praise God for what He's already done.
This is the exact same way to get answers to your prayers.
David said, "In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word." (Psalm 2:7).
Who Should Praise God?
You should praise God especially if you've done something as serious as David did because he is the only one that can make things right.
David said, "Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD." (Psalm 150:6).
Why should You Praise God?
The first commandment says that we should not have any other gods before our God.
David said, "For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods." (Psalm 96:4).
How Should You Praise God?
Praising God is easy it ranges from singing, dancing, shouting, jumping, spinning and anything else you can add to the list.
Just make sure you are praising Him for what He did according to His Word.
David Said, "O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph." (Psalm 47:1).
When Should You Praise God?
You can praise God when you are working, driving, playing, running, relaxing or anything else you may like to do.
David said, "I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." (Psalm 34:1).
Where Should You Praise God?
The best place to praise God is in Church with other Christians who praise God regularly among other things.
David said, "My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him." (Psalm 134:1).
What Can Praising God Do For You?
David knew that God is not a respecter of persons but rather a respecter of His Word.
That's why David being a man of war who killed many, even an innocent man because he desired the mans wife Said...
"Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." (Psalm 37:4).