Deuteronomy 10: Developing an Attitude of Praise
First of all, Happy New Year to everyone out there! I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday.
Now, this blog is not going to take a day off, and today we are in Deuteronomy 10. Let me give you the verse that I want to focus on right away.
Deu 10:21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
I think that the first part of this verse is particularly interesting because God is our praise. That doesn’t mean that our praise defines God, but rather that He is our only Praise. If we are going to praise anything, it needs to be Him because there is nothing else really worth praising.
If you think about it in that way, we have a lot that we should praising God for. Every good thing that might make us happy and we might want to praise really should lead us to praise God.
For example, we might be really happy about having a fun time with friends or family last night. New Year’s Eve is a great time to get together and enjoy some holiday company.
Of course, because of this activity, we can praise God for our friends and the time that we had together. We can even praise God for the privilege of having friends at all. He created humans to be social entities, and the fact that we can even derive enjoyment from this interaction is a gift from God.
With 2013 essentially all in front of us, I would challenge all of us to be more grateful and recognize all that God has done for us. Having an attitude of praise would be a great thing to develop this year.