Thoughts on Psalm 135

Praise (preɪz)
— n
1. the act of expressing commendation, admiration, etc
2. the extolling of a deity or the rendering of homage and gratitude to a deity
3. the condition of being commended, admired, etc
4. archaic the reason for praise
5. sing someone’s praises to commend someone highly
— vb
6. to express commendation, admiration, etc, for
7. to proclaim or describe the glorious attributes of (a deity) with homage and thanksgiving

[C13: from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre to esteem highly, from Latin pretium prize; compare prize ², precious ]

praise. Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. (accessed: July 10, 2014).

It is not enough to just say/sing “Praise the Lord”. It has to follow, or be followed up with the “Why”.

And there are many many reasons why!

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