Seven Ways To PraisePraise. There are many forms of praise. Praise is a very important
aspect of our relationship with God. God inhabits our praise and
we should not be inhibited in our praise, for our praise glorifies God.
Some people of the world do not always understand the different
forms of our praise. Some would label us, but in the Hebrew
language there are seven words that are synonymous with the
English word praise. Here we would like to study these words
and give you references to find in the Bible.Towdah
This is the sacrifice of praise. Praising the Lord in spite of the fact that things
are upside down in your own world. Praising the Lord, even if you don't feel like
praising the Lord. Praising the Lord even though you are going through many
trials in your life. This is your sacrifice to God. Hebrews 13:15
By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is,
the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.
The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the
voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts:
for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth forever: and of them that shall
bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord.Psalms 54:6
I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.YadahThis is the demonstration of our love and submission to the Lord by
the raising of our hands. Lifting your hands to the Lord in total
submission and devotion.Lamentations 3:41
Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the Heaven.Psalms 134:2
Lift your hands in holiness and bless the Lord.Psalms 63:4
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.BarouchThis means to bow. To be completely overwhelmed by His majesty
and bow at His feet in submission and honor to the Lord.Ephesians 3:13&14
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 14:11
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.Psalms 95:6
O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker.ShabachThis means to shout. Praise to the Lord given in the form of a shout.
Lifting your voice unto the Lord, giving praise for what He has done
and what He is going to do.Psalms 98:7
Let the sea in all its vastness roar with praise!
Let the earth and all those living on it shout, "Glory to the Lord!"Ezra 3:11
And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord.Isaiah 12:6
Let all the people of Jerusalem shout his praise with joy.
For great and mighty is the Holy one of Israel, who lives among you.ZamarPlaying any instrument that glorifies the Lord.Psalms 150
Hallelujah! Yes, praise the Lord! Praise him with the trumpet and with lute
and harp. Praise him with the drums and dancing. Praise him with stringed
instruments and horns. Praise him with the cymbals, praise him upon the
high sounding cymbals.HalellThis means to rave and boast of the wonders of the Lord with
excitement through dance.Psalms 149:3
Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with
the timbrel and harp.II Samuel 6:16
And as the Ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter
looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord.Psalms 30:11
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing:
thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.TehillahThis one is the best. It is the combination of singing, shouting,
dancing, clapping and rejoicing before the Lord.Psalms 47:1
O clap your hands, all ye people: shout unto God with the voice of triumph.Psalms 47:6
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises unto our King, sing praises.Psalms 144:9
I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:
upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
Don't be ashamed to worship and praise God in whatever form the
Holy Spirit lays upon your heart. Praise is our gift to the Lord.