by Tammy Phillips
December 19, 2020
Praise ye the LORD.
Praise, O ye servants of the LORD
Praise the name of the LORD!
Psalms 113:1 (NKJV)
“Praise ye the Lord” in Hebrew is halal Yah, simply, praise God. Yah is the short name of YHVH, or Jehovah. The Hebrew word, halal, means to be clear, to shine, to make a show, to boast, to celebrate, to glory. It means to act foolish, to feign madness. It means to act like a mad man.
When is the last time we acted like a fool for God? We might do this cheering for our favorite baseball or football team. We might even act mad over our child, a song or a gift. I wonder what people seated around us at church would do if we really celebrated God and acted like a fool? What would my family say? I wonder what my neighbor would think if I went mad in my cul-de-sac for Jesus? Most importantly, what would be God’s reaction to our praise?!
This scripture exhorts us to praise God. He is more than worthy of any words that ever leave our tongue. Nevertheless, His praise should always be on our tongue. In fact, today, and everyday…
I enCOURAGE you to act a fool for God. Get your praise on! I t should not be that far of a stretch! The word of God says that the birds do it and the flowers do it. Oh my! Even the rocks praise our God! Don’t let them out do you.