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Psalms 147:4-5: He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth all them by name.  Great is our Lord and of great power; His understanding is infinite. 

Just like the angels in heaven  your knowledge of who God is should cause praise to flow naturally 

There are so many attributes of God that make Him worthy of praise. Psalms 147 identifies two of those attributes; the first of which was said in verse 5, where it says he telleth the number of the stars and he calleth them by name. If you have ever tried counting the stars you would realize that it is impossible to do. Beyond that I did not even know that the stars had names, but God knows all of them by name.  These are testaments that God is all knowing.

The second attribute of God that the Psalmist declared was that he is of great power in verse 5. The scriptures are replete with manifestations of that power. He parted the Red Sea, he used Gideon’s army of 300 to defeat the vast army. He caused the dead to come back to life and healed all forms of diseases. Indeed we must agree with the Psalmist that his power is great. How should we respond to knowledge of these attributes? It must be to give him praise. Men whose accomplishments have not come anywhere close to our God are rewarded with significant praise, it should not be any less for our God.

Life Application:  From the scriptures, remind yourself daily of at least one attribute of God and use it as the foundation for your praise.

Prayer: Lord, I praise you for your mighty acts. I praise you for your excellent greatness. I praise you because you are wonderful. Be thou exalted in the earth. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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