The high praises of God in our mouth . . .
3. BRING HONOR TO GOD. It pleases God and enables us to focus on His greatness.
Men, our families are surrounded by a world that has many challenges and a media that constantly floods our homes with evil and negativity that is more than we are built to absorb. No wonder many families suffer from depression and psychological disorders. Many overdose with drugs and alcohol abuse in order to escape it all. Teenage suicide is at an all time high.
Men, we must never take our family’s spiritual, mental, and emotional health for granted. Personally, and along with our wife and children, we need to take time daily to focus our attention on the greatness of our God. This is why Family Devotions are so very important. The best antidote to darkness and depression is to make daily times for corporate family singing of hymns and worship songs. When we lift up God on our high praises, we take our focus off our own needs and burdens to the greatness of His provision and promises.
We must do this with all of our hearts, ever seeking to enter more and more in the “high praises.” As we set aside time to do this, we discover our burdens lifting, our souls set free, and joy increasing. Hallelujah!