Two weeks ago, I was a part of a home fellowship at my sister’s place. We discussed the importance and power of praising God, especially in trials. The leader of the fellowship, her husband, asked whether we believe it is possible to praise amiss, just as it is possible to pray amiss. While everyone agreed that it is possible to pray amiss (seeing as it is written in the Bible that that is the reason many prayers are not answered (Jam 4:3)), there was a long disagreement on whether or not it is possible to praise amiss.
However, the majority seemed to lean towards it being possible to praise amiss. An example of an armed robber, choosing to praise God before he went on with his plans, was used to support this assertion. I think perhaps the person chose this example to shock us out of thinking you have to be perfect to praise God. Okay, well, the notion that you can praise amiss and the example used just didn’t sit well with me at all!
First of all, there is a difference between prayer and praise. They require different levels of intimacy and knowledge of God…
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