JRandal
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JRandal

JRandal
 Brazil,  
Values and Methods of Praising - Gospel Gazette Online
... praise should be given far more sparingly with regard to those qualities, characteristics, abilities or possessions one has inherited or received automatically than for those one has gained through making the right choices and acting upon them.

For instance, I have three granddaughters and a grandson who are outstandingly beautiful, brilliant or handsome. It is not too difficult for them to discover that, especially since most of their close relatives gush over every trivial statement or action. Of course, it is proper for me to thank and praise God for allowing me to have a wife whose children and grandchildren are so wonderful. However, they do not need to be praised or reminded of that constantly, even by such an unbiased and objective observer as their grandfather! Yet, they do need to be praised and rewarded for tasks well done, duties performed properly and commendable attitudes that are actively evidenced.


#praise #compliments #encouragement
JRandal
 Brazil,  

JRandal
 Brazil,  
Thine, O LORD, [is] the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all [that is] in the heaven and in the earth [is thine]; thine [is] the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. (1 Chronicles 29:11)


"He is the fountain and centre of every thing that is bright and blessed. All that we can, in our most exalted praises, attribute to him he has an unquestionable title to. His is the greatness; his greatness is immense and incomprehensible; and all others are little, are nothing, in comparison of him. His is the power, and it is almighty and irresistible; power belongs to him, and all the power of all the creatures is derived from him and depends upon him. His is the glory; for his glory is his own end and the end of the whole creation. All the glory we can give him with our hearts, lips, and lives, comes infinitely short of what is his due. His is the victory; he transcends and surpasses all, and is able to conquer and subdue all things to himself; and his victories are incontestable and uncontrollable." —Matthew Henry

And this same God died on the cross for us! Oh what a love!

https://www.blueletterbible.org/devotionals/promises/index.cfm?doy=95

#praise #God #quotes #Bible
JRandal
  
I usually find Henry verbose. Not here. Just beautiful.