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Importance of Praise

“Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word. Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure” Psalm 103:20-21.

With praise of God utmost in his mind in this Psalm, David includes a mention of God’s relationship with heavenly beings here. Even the mighty angels, like archangels—those who “excel in strength”—not only praise the Lord but also listen to Him and obey His word.

Looking into the New Testament, we see a parallel between requirements given to heavenly beings in this passage and those given to us in the Christian Age. Honor and praise of God are key elements in our relationship with Him, and so is obedience to His word.

To overlook either of these components is to fall short of God’s expectations of us as His people, thus, arousing His displeasure. So, with all of our might, we honor and praise Him as we heed “the voice of His word.”

"Thought for the Week - 06/26/2016" Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.