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Praise Looks Good On You

A devotional thought on Psalm 33:1-6



Psalm 33:1–6

1  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous:

For praise is comely for the upright.

2  Praise the Lord with harp:

Sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

3  Sing unto him a new song;

Play skilfully with a loud noise.

4  For the word of the Lord is right;

And all his works are done in truth.

5  He loveth righteousness and judgment:

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

6  By the word of the Lord were the heavens made;

And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.



Praise looks good on you.


…praise is comely for the upright. Psalm 32:1

What does Praise Look Like?

Well, for one it involves rejoicing in the Lord.


“Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous…”. Psalm 33:1

Getting excited about God is a form of praise.

The word translated “rejoice” implies shouting and calling out to God.


Do you have any friends that when they begin to talk about something that excites them the volume of their voice increases? I have a friend like that. Often we have been out on the golf course where decorum demands a certain level of voice control. Whenever my friend would hit a good shot or even better for him, I would hit a bad one, all manners would be set aside. He would shout and laugh and loudly dish out funny good natured ribbings. Many a proper golfer would glare at his breach of golf etiquette. What those snoots didn’t understand is that the joy inside him just could not be contained. His behavior was at times embarrassing but it was a lot of fun.


Don’t you think that if you were to get excited about the Lord and truly showed excitement about him that he would find it attractive? Of course he would, praise is comely for the upright. Praise looks good on you.


Praise can be so much more than rejoicing, it can be expressed with singing from the heart or using ones skills to bring glory to him.


Psalm 33:2-3
2  Praise the Lord with harp:
Sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
3  Sing unto him a new song;
Play skilfully with a loud noise.

In these two verses I find singers, instrumentalists and even song writers using their talents to praise. I believe God looks down from glory and says to his worshippers, “praise looks good on you.”


For what should we praise him?


Psalm 33:4
For the word of the Lord is right;
And all his works are done in truth.

You can praise him for his word that is always reliable and life giving.

You can praise him for his works that have been so faithful and true.


Psalm 33:5  He loveth righteousness and judgment:
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

You can praise him for his perfection and holiness and you can praise him for his many gifts of love.

Psalm 33:6  By the word of the Lord were the heavens made;
And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

You can look at his awe inspiring creation and praise him for all that he has made.


If you have been made a new creation by his saving grace then that most certainly merits your heartfelt praise.


Just remember, praise is comely for the upright.

Our Lord thinks praise looks good on you, so why not put our praise on today?

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