Praise truth # 31: When we praise the Lord for what He has done, we are also praising Him for His promises and plans that are yet to be fulfilled on earth, knowing that they are already settled in Heaven.
“O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise Your name; for You have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and true.” — Isaiah 2
It's such an incredible privilege to know the God of all creation! He's our God! He's given Himself to us in the person of Jesus and in His Word and His promises, which will all be fulfilled.
He's given Himself for us as Christ emptied Himself of His majesty to come to earth as a baby and live a sinless life, finally laying down His life as a sacrifice for the sins of all.
He continues to give all that He is through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit in our hearts and through the fulfillment of every promise of and plan of old, faithful and true.
Unchanging in His love for us, He's continued to do wonderful things in the world and in our hearts and lives. The scope of His care for us and for all of creation will be fully revealed when we see all of those plans and promises fulfilled. In Christ, all of the promises of God are already “yes”and “amen” (2nd Corinthians 1:20). The resurrection of Christ is the guarantee of fulfillment for every promise of God.
Only when we see all of God’s promises fulfilled will we fully know all of the “wonderful things” for which we praise God even now. We praise Him for the past, for the present moment, and for the certain promise of an eternal life that is beyond human imagination. He holds all of time in His hands, just as He holds you and me. Exalt Him, and praise His name!
“For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.” – (2nd Corinthians 1:20, Amplified Bible)
Memory Challenge: Praise the Lord with the words of Psalm 100 and Psalm 150.
Praise the Lord!
I pray God's richest blessings on you for your commitment to praise! I hope you have a clearer picture of how much you are loved and of how much our love and praise, returned to God, means to Him.
Continue in praise from day to day. The Lord will bless your commitment to Him and meet you there.
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting; and let all the people say, “Amen.” Praise the Lord!” — Psalm 106:48
Thank you for your faithfulness in choosing to worship the Lord and seek Him through these 31 days of praise. Let praise continue! “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.” – Hebrews 13:15