Everyone enjoys receiving praise. In general it denotes respect, appreciation, and admiration. In learning it indicates satisfaction, competency, and progress. Praise can motivate us toward reaching new heights while justifying the effort made to that point. People have so valued praise that they began treating it as a means of building self-esteem, even to the […]

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When was the last time you took the opportunity to meditate deeply on all God has done for you? Surely every worship assembly, Bible class, or private devotional should encourage such to some extent, but a deeper consideration requires sustained concentration. Thus, God’s people should regularly move beyond the generalities of thankfulness to more specific […]

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“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain” (Psa. 48:1). The majestic opening words of this psalm, uttered in appreciation and awe at the protection afforded Jerusalem, force the reader to consider their timing to appreciate the full force of their meaning. However, neither […]

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