PRAISE!

REFERENCE
Psalm 89:15 [ESV] Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face,

Psalm 89:15 [Message] Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise, who shout on parade in the bright presence of God.

EXPLORATION
What are the passwords of praise?
1] JESUS – love to sing his name, shout his name, cry is name!
2] CREATION – love to sing about how creation points to God
3] MERCY – love to sing of his mercy
4] GRACE – love to shout of his grace
5] HOPE – love to cry about the possibilities!

APPLICATION

SING!
to Him, about Him, for Him, because of Him, SING!

PRAYER

Father,
May today be a day of praise. A day of adoration, of thanksgiving, of joy!
May today be about You, give me the opportunities to sing, shout and cry!
Tears of Joy!
For my Jesus!
This is  parade I want to be apart of. Praise God!

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One Response to PRAISE!

  1. Thank you for this inspiring post. It spurred in me a desire to study His Word and figure this “festal shout,” or as some translations render, “password of praise,” for myself. So far( not done yet, this is awesome:) ) anyway, this is what I’ve got so far in trying to make sense of it: 🙂

    The word translated here as “festal shout” is the Hebrew word “teruwah” – it represents a powerful tumultuous noise. It was used for a loud shout or cheer of joy, the blast of the trumpets, a war cry, and the sound of a tempest.

    It was in response to the people of God’s mighty shout [teruwah] that God brought down the walls of Jericho. It was with a joyful shout [teruwah] that the people of God responded when the ark of the Lord was brought into their midst (1Sa 4:5) and when the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid (Ezr 3:12).

    Nowadays, although I shouldn’t say nowadays because this is a dilemma that Jesus dealt with also, many people would say that letting out a “whoop” of praise would be rude or disrespectful. While our inner child wants to shout with joy to the king, our inner Pharisee will try its best to reign it in.

    “But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant (Mt 21:15)

    See, old dilemma. 🙂

    Thanks for the thought-provoking, and (bible) study-nudging post! Have a great day filled with the joy from the Lord that produces “festal shout.” 🙂

    Laura A. Diaz

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