So in part 1 we talked about Yadah and Towdah as hebrew words for praise. This blog will talk about the 3rd and 4th hebrew words for praise
This means a loud adoration, with a joyful to overflowing attitude; testifying of what God has done – basically a shout! You lift your voice unto God, giving praise for what He has done and what He is going to do. The shout could come in any form!! Sometimes you might just have to force a shout or keep faking a shout till the real one comes out because circumstances and trials might have drowned out your voice but you just might need to tell your soul that I got to shout to my God because He is bigger than what you might be facing and He’s the one who can bring you out anyway!!
Psalms 145:4; “one generation shall praise (Shabach) Your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Vs 6-7; “Men shall speak of the might of your awesome acts, and I will declare your greatness. They shall utter the memory of your great goodness, and shall sing of your righteousness.” Verses 10-12; “All Your works shall praise (Yadah) You, 0 Lord, and your saints shall bless you. They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and talk of your power, to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.”
The Father’s loving kindness is expressed in what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do so that we should say as the psalmist: “Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise (Shabach) You,” Psalm 63:3.
Over and over again we are told to shout, to be loud.
Psalm 5:11; “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in you; let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.”
Psalm 32:11; “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.”
Psalm 17:1; “Oh clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!”
Psalm 132:13-16; “For the Lord has chosen Zion (we, the church are Zion); He has desired it for His dwelling place: “This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread. I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.”
To sing songs of praise with instruments.
In giving praise to the Father we can either speak it or sing it. However, when we express Yadah, Towdah, or Shabach in song, accompanied by instruments, this is called ZAMAR.
Ps. 92:1-3 It is good to give Yadah to the Lord, and to Zamar to Your Name, 0 Most High: To declare Your loving kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night. On an instrument often strings, on the lute, and on the harp, with harmonious sound.
Ps. 147:7 Sing to the Lord with Towdah; Zamar on the harp to our God…
Ps. 98:5,6 Zamar to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of a psalm, with trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
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.
Keep on Praising!!!
To be continued…