Praise In the House III
Passage: 1 Peter 2:1-5
Praise in the House part 3
1 Peter 2:1-5, 9
Praise is something we DO.
Praise is something we GIVE or OFFER to God.
It is a sacrifice that PLEASES Him.
Sacrifices cost something, or they wouldn’t be sacrifices.
How can we offer the sacrifice of praise?
How about some practical instruction!
There are seven Hebrew words translated “praise” in the Old Testament.
(yaw daw’) ...to revere or worship with uplifted hands.
(the universal sign of surrender, a child lifts hands when he
wants to be picked up.)
(tow daw’) ...to give thanks with uplifted hands.
(baw rak’) …to kneel and bless God in adoration.
(teh hil law’) …a laudation or hymn, a tune to God.
(zaw mar’) …to touch the strings, to play a stringed
instrument, instrumental music with singing.
(shaw bakh’) …to address in a loud tone, to shout.
(haw lal’) …to boast, to brighten up, to be joyous or
gleeful, to jump for joy, to leap or exult, to shout, to
spin around, to make a show, to be clamorously
foolish, to rave. (”Hallelujah” =(Halal to God!)
There are also seven Greek words translated “Praise” in the New Testament.
(ah ee nos) …to praise God with a story, a testimony of
(ar et’ ay) …excellence, to praise God through excellence, to glorify God by exhibiting His excellence in what you do.
(dox’ a) …to highly honor, to honor very apparently or
(ep ah ee’ nos) …to praise God directly with words.
(ep ah ee neh’ o) …to praise or applaud.
(yoo log eh’ o) …to speak well of, to bless, to invoke a blessing upon someone.
(hoom neh’ o) …to sing a hymn, a song of celebration.
Let’s restore praise in the House!