Deuteronomy 10:21 He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen.
If God performs great and awesome miracles in our life we would praise Him more, wouldn’t we?
Let’s rewind to 13th century B.C., when the Israelites were still slaves in Egypt…
They cried out for help and God heard them. He chose Moses to lead the great exodus out of Egypt.
But Pharoah wasn’t willing to retire his workforce overnight. He tried everything possible to retain the Israelites in Egypt.
Over the next few months, the Egyptians were hit with deadly plagues. From locusts and gnats to blood and boils, the land of Egypt was thoroughly ravaged. However, the town of Goshen, where the Israelites lived, was shielded from these plagues.
Still, Pharoah did not let the Israelites leave Egypt… until the plague of the firstborn.
As soon as every firstborn child started dying, Pharoah called Moses and demanded that he get out of Egypt with the Israelites, and never return.
They were free at last!
As they made their way to the promised land, they were stopped by the mighty Red Sea. Behind them was the Egyptian army in pursuit to retrieve their workforce, because Pharoah had changed his mind about releasing them.
While the Israelites grumbled to Moses, the Lord split the Red Sea to let them through, and brought the waters crashing down on the Egyptian Army as they tried to tailgate their way past the sea.
Despite these amazing miracles the Israelites never stopped complaining. In fact, the Holy Bible talks about their attitude of rebellion more than praise, even to the point of making an idol of gold to worship when Moses was on Mount Sinai.
This is the truth – We don’t praise God because of His miracles. We praise God because He is God!
And when praises go up in the right spirit, blessings come down through the Holy Spirit!