"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace,
goodwill toward men!”" (LUKE 2:13-14 NKJV)
The announcement of the birth of Jesus the Savior by the angels to the shepherds
was followed by "a multitude of the heavenly host praising God . . ." They gave
God glory "in the highest" and declared upon humanity "peace, goodwill toward
men." The angels were praising God, not for what God had done for them, but for
the gift of His Son to and for us.
Now if the angels, who Jesus did not come to save, can praise God, surely we who
Jesus was born for, lived for, died for and was resurrected for, can and should
praise Him. If the angels can praise Him, we who are the redeemed because of
Him, ought to praise Him even more.
1. Have you given God praise today?
2. Can you look beyond what you are feeling and/or faced with and just lift up
praise to God for Jesus?
Don't let the troubles of the day or life robe you of your praise. Don't let people,
haters or enemies, frustrate you out of your praise. You have too much to be
thankful for. Just think of His goodness to you. Think of all of God's blessings in
your life and praise Him. Don't let anything steal your joy today. Just remind
yourself, "Jesus did not come for the angels, He came for me, and IF THE
ANGELS CAN PRAISE HIM . . .”