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A Reason to Praise

Obeying Our Worthy God

09/05/22 – 09/19/22

A Reason to Praise

By Michael Youssef, Ph D.  09/13/22

Psalm 47:1 says: “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” Most people have no problem clapping and shouting for their favorite sports team, but when it comes to church, they become tongue-tied, merely mouthing the words. Some don’t even do that. They come to praise God, but they never do. They keep their mouths shut.

Today, in every corner of the globe, God’s people are suffering at the hands of persecutors who falsely accuse them simply because they believe in Jesus. The police chase them like criminals. In every corner of the globe, Christians are being muzzled and intimidated, even in the West.

Psalm 47 reminds us that the day is coming when we are going to reign and rule with Christ in the universe. The day is coming when He will subdue nations under us and the people of this world will be under our feet. No matter what we face in life, we can rejoice in the promise of Christ’s eternal victory.

Prayer: Father, forgive me for the times when I don’t praise You. Help me never to be ashamed to boldly praise Your name. Thank You for the reminder that one day we will rule with You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth. He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet” (Psalm 47:2-3)

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