“Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”
Today’s Morsel: About ten years ago at ‘Because of the Times Pastor Rex Johnson preached a message, entitled ‘Praise Break.’ The gist of his message was sometimes in the church someone is going to say something or do something that is going to offend you. And when it happens, you should not take matters in your own hands and respond in kind, but that you should walk away and praise the Lord. To make his point during the sermon, he kept saying, "Lord, I need a praise break, because I am about to be offended." The psalmist said, “Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” If you think that what people are saying and doing may offend you, get in the habit now of taking a ‘Praise Break’ so that you are not offended by them. Believe me, taking a praise break is much better than taking offense.
Sing: Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime; praise Him, praise Him, praise Him when the sun goes down.
Thought For Today: I need a praise break.