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Saturday Psalm and Praise~Praise Is My Teacher




I was reading in Psalm 60 yesterday, and beside verse 7, I had a note:


"Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the strength of Mine head; Judah is My lawgiver"


Beside the verse I had written, "Praise is my teacher!"


Why did I write that?


Do you know what Judah means?   Genesis 29:35  "And she conceived again, and bare a son:  and she said, Now will I praise the Lord:  therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing." 


Judah means "praise"!


And the Torah, which many translate "law", is really our "teacher"–it is instruction or teaching.  


Hence my note–praise is my teacher.




That statement was quite significant, because in the last week or so, the Lord has been showing me many things about prayer, one of which (or should I say, the most important of which?!)  is PRAISE!!!


"But Thou art holy, O Thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel."

He inhabits, lives in, dwells in our praises!   I just finished reading a series of three booklets, and the author stated that we are commanded to praise God even more than to pray to Him in the Scriptures!!!!  I haven’t checked that out for certain, but I do read through the Psalms a lot, and you definitely see many commands and examples of praising God–in all circumstances!



I am finding that praising God, especially by using Scripture, is revolutionizing my prayer life!   It keeps my focus on Him Who is faithful, powerful, loving and true vs. problems, circumstances, people and situations.    This increases my faith, puts a song in my heart and a smile on my lips! 





I am going to be sharing more about this next week, but I wanted to share this beautiful thought with you:



Praise is your teacher!




Have a blessed day in the Lord!


One Response to “Saturday Psalm and Praise~Praise Is My Teacher”

  1. Anita says:

    I enjoyed that especially being one who has had struggles with being consistent in my prayer life. Maybe I should praise more!! Thanks for sharing that.

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