Resources by Praise

Commendation for the Steadfast

THIS is a message to the angel of the church at Philadelphia, and it is full of instruction to churches and ministers at this present time. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” The Philadelphian church was not great, but it was good; it was not powerful, but it was faithful. The Spirit says, “Thou hast a little strength.” Every band of...

Revelation 3:8-10

The Philosophy and Propriety of Abundant Praise

THIS is called “David’s Psalm of praise,” and you will see that all through it he is inflamed by a strong desire that God may be greatly magnified. Hence he uses a variety of expressions, and repeats himself in his holy vehemence. Run your eye down the psalm and notice such words as these: “I will extol thee”; “I will bless thy name”; “Every day will I bless thee”; “I...

Praises and Vows Accepted in Zion

Feb 3      Upon Zion there was erected an altar dedicated to God for the offering of sacrifices. Except when prophets were commanded by God to break through the rule, burnt offering was only to be offered there. The worship of God upon the high places was contrary to the divine command: "Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest: but in...

Psalm 65:1-2

The Happy Duty of Daily Praise

May 30 IF I were to put to you the question, “Do you pray?” the answer would be very quickly given by every Christian person, “Of course I do.” Suppose I then added, “And do you pray every day?” the prompt reply would be, “Yes; many times in the day. I could not live without prayer.” This is no more than I expect, and I will not put the question. But let...

Psalm 145:1-2

Jubilate

Oct 25 THIS is the first song unto the Lord which is recorded in holy scripture. In Jacob’s blessing of his children there are verses which may be regarded as songs; but they are mere fragments, and can scarcely be said to be sung unto the Lord. There are other couplets in the Book of Genesis, but this is the first connected song upon record. I should think that Abraham often sang...

Exodus 15:1-2

Singing in the Ways of the Lord

Aug 11 ACCORDING to the connection this is spoken of kings. “All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord.” It will be a novel spectacle to see kings singing in the ways of the Lord. As a rule they have not much troubled themselves therewith, but they have often troubled those...

Psalm 138:5

Good News for Seekers

Sep 3 THESE are the words of Jesus on the cross, which the inspired prophet wrote beforehand concerning him. When the Saviour uttered this sentence he had just passed through the experience of a seeker as far as it was possible for him to do so. He had been engaged in earnest, fervent, pleading prayer, on account of his having been left without his Father’s presence. He had cried, “Be not thou...

Dei Gratia

Ephesians 1:6

A Song, A Solace, A Sermon, and A Summons

Dec 29 THIS one hundred and thirty-sixth Psalm was constantly sung in the Temple by appointed singers, among whom the names of Heman and Jeduthun are mentioned. These we are told, in the Book of Chronicles, were chosen to give thanks unto Jehovah, whose “mercy endureth for ever.” This continued service of song, was most fitting, for, if Jehovah’s mercy endureth for ever, our praise should endure for ever; if his goodness...

Psalm 136:1

Praise Thy God, O Zion

Feb 25 THE Saviour was “a man of sorrows,” but every thoughtful mind has discovered the fact that down deep in his innermost soul he must have carried an inexhaustible treasury of refined and heavenly joy. I suppose that of all the human race there was never a man who had a deeper, purer, or more abiding peace than our Lord Jesus Christ. "He was anointed with the oil of gladness above...