Psalms 136 Verse 1 says that we should praise the Lord; because He is good.
Just because the Lord is good we live and we breathe. As we read in Psalms 34: 8, we should taste and see that the Lord is good.
After we have tasted and have experienced His goodness, we must praise and worship Him wholeheartedly. Only after we taste His goodness, we will trust Him and will take refuge in Him.
As we read in Psalms 119: 68, the Lord is good because He teaches us His decrees. If we have knowledge about His decrees and laws, we can understand more about our Lord and His goodness; this will increase our bond and relationship with the Lord.
As we read in Nahum 1: 7, the Lord is good because He is a refuge to us in times of trouble. He covers us with His feathers, and He hides us with His wings and gives refuge to us (Psalms 91: 4).
We also read in Romans 2:4, our Lord’s kindness leads us towards repentance. He is tolerant and patient and He pushes us towards repentance though His patience for us.
So, why do you praise the Lord?
Hence He is good!
We must consider and realize the kindness and sternness of the Lord as we read in Romans 11:22.
We have so many reasons to praise and worship the Lord. Perhaps we could be in a need to please the Lord – in a sense to “bribe” Him by praising and worshiping Him.
But the Lord is not happy with that kind of praise. He doesn’t recognize and appreciate that kind of praise.
Rather, He wants us to realize His goodness, His peace, His tolerance, His patience and His mercy for us, and then praise and worship Him wholeheartedly.
That kind of praise and worship will only be recognized by the Lord and will please Him.
So how do you praise the Lord?