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Peacemaker Ministries Devotional: Praise the Lord

by P. Brian Noble / August 30, 2019

Scripture 

Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!   

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!  

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!  

The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! 

Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high,  

   who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?  

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, 

   to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.  

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.

Praise the Lord! (Psalm 113:1–9, ESV 

Thoughts 

The psalmist tells us to praise the Lord, and he gives us many reasons for doing so! We’re told to praise the Lord from sunrise to sunset. What does praise even mean? It means to brag about the Lord, to express admiration, to honor and worship him. We are to applaud the Lord and gratefully describe all his wonderful characteristics.  

There is no one like the Lord, and he is high above all the nations. That alone is worthy of praise! Can you compare the Lord to your best day? Nope! There is nothing like him. Can you compare him to your closest friend? Nope! He is so much better 

Are you poor and needy? Look at what the Lord does: He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap.” He lifts us up with practical and life-changing help. He is worthy of our praise. 

Application 

How might you praise the Lord, even in the midst of your present conflict? When you woke up this morning, did you praise him? I double-dog dare you to stop looking at your circumstances and start praising God! Start telling him how marvelous he is. Talk about what he is doing instead of what you think he isnt doing.  

Are you relationally poor and needy? The Lord will lift you up. Give him praise for what he will do. Thank him and worship him.  

Prayer 

Lord, you are awesome! You are powerful; you are faithful; you are amazing. Lord, I praise you for your unfailing love…. Continue praying. 

 

P. Brian Noble

 

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.