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Is Your Praise Comely?

Today’s Verse:

Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. ~Psalm 147:1

Psalm 147 is a psalm that calls all of God’s people to praise the Lord. Praise is a response to God’s goodness. We are to speak with praises, but we are to also sing with praises. God also says that praise is pleasant and comely. The word “comely” means “beautiful.” The question we must ask ourselves is: “Is my praise comely?” Let us see what comely praise is all about.

We must praise the Lord for His gathering.

“The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.” This psalm may have been written during the time when the Jews were returning from captivity after having been out of the land for many, many years. The city walls, gates, buildings, and temple were broken and burned down when the Babylonians invaded it. God used men like Nehemiah, Ezra, and Zerubbabel to lead several rebuilding projects. As the city was being rebuilt, the Jews began to retur