Today's Devotion (Sunday)

Odour Of Sweet Smell

PSALM 117:1,2

Key Verse:

"O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people" (Psalm 117:1).

Praise is comely and pleasant. It is a universal expression often echoed by those whom the Almighty has shown His mercies. David, the psalmist and king of Israel, sang and invited all nations and people to join him in solemn praise of God. This invitation to praise the Lord in our text occurred several times in the book of Psalms and many times in the Bible. This call resonates everyday in the life of every Christian as God performs His marvelous works and wonders in their lives. The believer owes it a duty to praise the Lord for many reasons. These include our creation and redemption, His love and mercies towards us, unparalleled deliverances, defeat of our foes, victories over physical and spiritual enemies, undeserved favour and above all, the hope of eternal life with Christ in heaven. The realization of these facts makes it imperative for us like the psalmist, to praise the Lord and encourage others to do the same. It must be remarked that praising the Lord should not be only when we feel good about the great things He has done for us. We should employ the weapon of praise and prayer, like Jehoshaphat, in times of trouble and fear. God has provided His saints with the weapons of praise to defeat the band of foes. Remember that Paul and Silas prayed and sang in the prison. They obtained deliverance and won the Philippian jailor and his household unto Christ. Through sincere heartfelt praise of God, wonders will happen in your life in Jesus’ name!

Thought for the day: Praise is the aroma of sweet smell that pleases God.

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