Your Heart determines how you Hear

Your heart not only determines how you speak, but it also determines how you hear.

When humble hearts hear things that give glory to God, they are glad.

When prideful hearts hear things that give glory to a haughty man, they are glad.

Psalm 34
2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

Psalms 112
9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Is Hallelujah Really the Highest Praise?

“Is Hallelujah the Highest Praise”

Hallelujah is not the praise, its the “commandment” or “encouragement” to praise. When you say “Hallelujah”, you are saying “everybody praise God”.

If I say “tell me your name!” you don’t repeat “tell me your name!” you just do it, you say your name…

To praise God is to retell God’s glorious characteristics and character, basically telling of His name. In the Psalms when David or Moses or Asaph says “Hallelujah” they are exhorting you to speak out your remembrance of God’s goodness and characteristics and the things He did.

So when people say “Hallelujah is the Highest praise” I’m not too sure what they mean. Are they saying “the commandment to praise is the highest form of praise?” I don’t know if that makes sense. There’s nothing in the Bible that actually says that.

If somebody says “Praise God” or “Hallelujah” to me that means I need to think about God and vocalize what He has done and who He really is.

Conclusion:

“Hallelujah” is the praise leader telling you what to do, then (hopefully) leading by example. Its your job to actually do it.

It’s a big misunderstanding and it could make our praise a lot more powerful and build up our souls so much more if we understood how to really praise God without wasting words. Knowledge of the Holy is Understanding!