"Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD. Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God, Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant" (Psalms 135:1-3)
Today's Morsel: There's just something about rising early and giving God praise. Or just offering Him praise for what He is doing and is going to do for you throughout the day. The writer of Hebrews tells us to offer the sacrifices of praise continually with the fruit of our lips giving thanks unto His name ( Hebrews 13;15). Why is praise called a sacrifice? Because it is to be the best. It shouldn't be for showmanship or self glory, but offered to the One that we love the most from the heart. Praise is comely, the psalmist said. That means it is proper and good for us to do. He further exalts us to praise by saying, "Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments" (Psalms 119:164). Praise is no more than thanking God for what He does for us. It's showing our appreciation. Really, praise flows out of a life of etiquette. When we have good etiquette, we will have great praise towards God.
Sing: Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noon time. Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him when the sun goes down.