II Chronicles 20
~ Hebrews 13:15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
Praise the Lord with Confidence!
Confidence turns to the Lord!
~ Psalm 91:1-2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!”
~ Psalm 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in man.
Confidence seeks the Lord!
~ Matthew 6:16 “Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
~ Matthew 6:17-18 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face 18 so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Praise the Lord in Prayer!
Praise in prayer focuses on God’s Sovereignty.
~ Revelation 19:6 Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
~ Job 42:2 “I know that You can do all things,
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.
Praise in prayer focuses on God’s Power.
~ Genesis 18:14 Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”
~ Numbers 11:23 The Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.”
~ Jeremiah 32:17 ‘Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,
~ Matthew 19:26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
~ Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.
~ Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Praise the Lord in Song!
Singing to the Lord centers the focus on the Lord!
~ Ephesians 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
~ Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Singing to the Lord anticipates His victory!
~ I Corinthians 15:57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.