Daily Devotional – 4/25/17 “When praises go up …”

The bible does not say when praises go up, blessings come down. This saying originated from Psalm 67 and has been interpreted to say the line above. Please understand, I am in no way saying that when praises go up blessing don’t come down but there are some things in between that has to be done too. See, you can praise with a hardened heart yet it won’t give you your desired result because Proverbs 28:13 says, “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” Yeah, I have been guilty of saying this too because it is what I learned but when you grow, so should your biblical knowledge.

Psalm 67 says this…

God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah
That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.

Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
For You shall judge the people righteously,
And govern the nations on earth. Selah

Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Then the earth shall yield her increase;
God, our own God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us,

And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

Saying, God give me your mercy and bless me. Let your face shine upon me so that I know you are well pleased. For after you bless me, use me to tell the world and spread your salvation. God, let your children praise you, for you shall judge us justly. Let the people thank you. Then the earth will show it, you will bless us and we will honor you!

Beloved, we can praise God but we will not yield an increase/blessing of God until we know God’s way, accept His salvation and offer Him praise.

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