July 24-Praise

July 24-Praise

July 24: Praise

Scripture Lesson: Psalm 150:1-6

On this date in 1951, at spacious Forbes Field, Giants outfielder Willie Mays made an incredible catch. Rocky Nelson of the Pirates had sent a 457 blast to center field. Unable to reach across his body with his glove, Mays stuck out his bare hand and grabbed the ball on the dead run to make the incredible final out of the inning. Branch Rickey, then Pirates’ General Manager, sent a note to the 20-year-old rookie while he was still in the dugout during the game. The note said: “That was the finest catch I have ever seen and the finest catch I ever expect to see.” This was high praise indeed for Willie Mays.

Today we are blessed to read a wonderful psalm of praise. The Psalmist felt so overwhelmed by God’s greatness that he had to burst out in praise. We too can praise God for His acts of power and His greatness! The psalmist wanted to strike up the band in praise to God! (Could this have been the first praise band?) In verse 6, the psalmist said that all who breathe should praise God! Indeed, the psalm begins and ends with the words, “Praise the Lord.” If we will take a moment to stop our busy lives and think of all God has done for us, we might do the very same thing, bursting out in praise and adoration to our Heavenly Father!

  1. What is a praise you have been given you won’t forget?

  2. Why did the praise come?

  3. When is the last time we burst forth into praising God?

God is worthy of our praise, why not take a few moments to praise Him for what he has done and who He is!

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