We are commanded to praise God, for He deserves our praise. A surprise can come from this, in that many of us feel stronger as we read and reflect on the ancient praise contained in the Bible.
Reading the praise contained in the Bible can open up our eyes to God’s presence in our own lives. When we read what ancients recognized as blessings, we can draw that into our own time and place.
Everything God does, everything He commands is for our good, as well as for our joy and well-being (even His correction). God is at work as much in our lives as He was in believers’ lives in Biblical times. As we meditate on such Scripture we will more easily recognize God at work in our lives.
When you read passages in the Bible, pause to consider what impact it may have in your life. You won’t always find a connection, especially at first. But when you regularly read the Bible with these connections in mind, God’s promises and love take in a real presence in your life.
One of the best ways to start this is to concentrate, at first, in the Bible’s book of praise—the Psalms. Paul’s letters in the New Testament also frequently speak with f the goodness and graciousness as we seek Him.
I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:4
So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. Ephesians 5:6