As we continue to explore and get a better understanding of Psalm 111, this week we will focus on praising God with a whole heart.
In Psalm 111:1 the Psalmist declares, “I will praise the Lord with all my heart, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.” The Psalmist’s positioning and attitude is one of praise to God. We are thus called to praise God at all times with a whole heart. However, it is not enough for us to say that we will praise God; the quality of our praise matters to Him. The profoundness of our praise matters to Him.
We can praise God with or without instruments, but we can not praise Him without a whole heart. In Matthew 15:8 Jesus said, “These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. They worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commends of men.” These people are honouring Jesus by saying things that are honourable and appreciable, which however are not rooted deep in their hearts.
So, what is a whole heart ? How do we praise God with a whole heart ? Discover the answers to these pertinent questions by watching the video below. Share and be blessed by this video. Subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking on the icon in the top left corner of the video and be informed of our new videos before everyone else.
A whole heart:
- Is a heart that is undivided
- Is a heart that is truly given over completely to God
- Has no extraneous affection
- Is a heart that thinks perfect thoughts about God
How do we praise God with a whole heart?
- Encounter God in His Word
- Be conscious of and acknowledge God’s worth, virtues and values
- Truly believe what the Word of God says about Him