Psalms 54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for [it is] good.
The reason why we praise The Lord is because He is good. Our tendency is to praise The Lord when all of life “proverbial ducks” are lined up perfectly. Good health. Financial stability. Right relationships with others. And we indeed should be thankful and praise God for such blessings. But the fundamental
biblical reason for praising our Lord is because He is good.
This reason for praising God is many times an act of sheer faith, in spite of our feelings and circumstances. However, like any act of obedience, when we praise God because of Who He is, God does something inside of us. Psalm 22.3 says that God inhabits the praises of His people! See the connection, dear ones? God doesn’t exhort us to praise Him because He needs His ego stroked or is lacking in confidence. He is The Eternal, Everlasting God Who lacks nothing! Being our Creator, He only tells us to do the things that are best for us. Praising God IS good because He IS good! Psalms 92:1 [[A Psalm [or] Song for the sabbath day.]] “[It is a] good [thing] to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High.” Beloved, it is good to give thanks unto The Lord and give praises to His Name. Ask the one leper who returned to give Jesus thanks after He healed him. Scripture says that this act of faith made him whole. The other nine were healed, but he was made whole. Thus, praising and thanking God are expressions of faith that contribute to spiritual wholeness.
Declare that today will be a day of thanks-living. In everything give thanks, for God is good, and His mercy endures forever. This is what separates men and women of faith in Jesus from those who do not. In Hebrews 11, we see the oft repeated phrase, by faith, followed by some act of obedience or submission to the will or purpose of God. So, by faith, we praise God. Why? Because He IS good!