“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
As a part of our school’s theme for this school year, our staff has dedicated themselves to sharing the praise of our Lord with the generation to come (Psalm 78:4). We are thankful to serve the true and living God who is worthy of that praise.
We see in Scripture that we can praise the God of love. The well-known verse above reminds us of the greatest gift anyone could ever give. God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for us so that we could be forgiven for our sins and live with Him forever in a spirit of full communion with God. We and our children should thank Him every day for this great gift.
The Bible also teaches us that we should praise the God of mercy. None of us would truly want everything we deserve to be given to us! Whether it is that traffic light that turned red as we went under it or whether it is coming in to work five minutes late, if each of our authorities treated us without mercy, our lives would be very miserable. God faithfully demonstrates His mercy to us every day as He gives us second chances to succeed (Jonah 3:1). We and our students should praise Him for His great mercy.
Thirdly, the Bible instructs us to praise the God of faithfulness. We can count on our God; He is not capricious or changeable in any way. When He promises to do something, we can count on Him to keep that promise. We know He will forgive our sins because He promised to do exactly that. We know He will meet each of our needs because He said He would (Phil. 4:19). We don’t have to worry about what God might be thinking or what kind of mood He might be in. We and our students should praise Him for His great faithfulness.
We will continue encouraging our students to praise our great God and pray you will too.