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35 Bible Verses & Christian Quotes about Praise (Must Know)

June 19, 2019

The Bible is filled with verses about why we should praise God, and humans have been talking about praising God for as long as we have been doing it. Here are 35 different verses and quotes about the importance of praising God, as well as different attributes of God’s that are worthy of praise, as we grow and learn more about him.

Bible Verses about Praise 

 

1. “If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.” 1 John 3:20

God is worthy of our praise and devotion simply because of this: he knows every part of us, even the parts we’re ashamed of, and he loves us anyways. When your heart condemns you and tries to make you hide from God, that’s the exact moment you should be turning towards him.

God is greater than whatever condemnation or shame our hearts may try to heap on us.

 

1 John 3 20 God is greater than our heart, and has knowledge of all things picture print poster bible verse

2. “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:18-20

 Do you live a lifestyle of praise? We’re not just called to worship God on Sundays or whenever you may go to church; we are called to worship God with every breath, at every moment in our lives.

 Living a life where speaking to each other with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit takes discipline to learn, and to practice. It might not come easy, but the pursuit of learning to give thanks to God for everything is worth it.

 

 

Ephesians 5 19 Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord picture print poster bible verse

3. “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11

God is the one who sustains us. He is worthy of praise because he gives us life and gives us every breath, every heartbeat.

Don’t be mistaken—this doesn’t mean he promises material prosperity of wealth. However, he will watch over you, tend to your soul, and strengthen you, especially when you are walking through the sun-scorched lands of your life. He is not a God who leaves us on our own to fend for ourselves.

 

Isaiah 58 11 Where God guides, He provides picture print poster bible verse

4. Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’” John 13:7

Try as we might, we will never totally know or understand everything. God, however, knows and understands all—and he shares some of that knowledge and wisdom with us.

You will go through times in your life when you do not understand what God is doing as it happens, but as time passes and you grow he may grant you understanding. We do not need to know everything, because God does.

You may not understand now what I am doing. But someday, you will.

John 13 7 You may not understand now what I am doing but someday you will picture print poster bible verse

5.  “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” Matthew 22:37

Living a life of devotion to God has no boundaries. There are is no area of your life where God doesn’t touch, and similarly there’s no area of your life that you’re not supposed to devote to God. God wants every single part of you.

This doesn’t have to be a burden—as you learn more about God, and the more about himself that he reveals to you, the easier it becomes to love and trust him with everything.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, your soul, your mind.

Matthew 22 37 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, your soul, your mind picture print poster bible verse

 

6. “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40

Devotion to God isn’t just about how we worship and serve him, it’s also about how we serve our neighbours. Just as God created us he created each and every single one of our neighbours—including those less fortunate than we might be.

As we are created in the image of God, so is everyone that we come into contact with. Loving and serving them is a way of showing devotion to God.

Matthew 25 40 Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me picture print poster bible verse

7. “I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.” Psalm 45:17

Part of honouring and worshipping God isn’t just telling our friends about what he has done for us, it’s about telling those who will come after us, too. We are tasked with telling those younger than us about what he has done, which will only continue the cycle of praise as they learn. 

Devotion to God isn’t something that was ever meant to be kept quiet, and our witness will positively impact future generations.

8. “Many, Lord, are asking, ‘Who will bring us prosperity?’ Let the light of your face shine on us. Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.” Psalm 4:6-7

Praising God isn’t just a private endeavor; it is very often a public one, as well. Praising isn’t just restricted to when he has done something for us, it is just as earnest when we’re praising him for what he has done for someone else.

One of the sweetest feelings is when you get to witness a friend gain victory over something they have been struggling with, or finally get relief after unrelenting pain. Praise God with them for it!

Psalm 4 7 You have filled my heart with great joy picture print poster bible verse

 

 

9. “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

Praising God isn’t just an exercise in vocalizing our thankfulness, it’s a practice that ultimately brings us peace. When you have a fuller knowledge and awareness of what God has done, that allows us to rest in him.

He is the one that makes us dwell in safety, not whatever defenses we might put up or physical weaponry. Rest well knowing that he is watching over you.

Psalm 4 8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone Lord make me dwell in safety picture print poster bible verse

 

10. “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24

A relationship with God isn’t a one-way relationship. We do not worship a God who is far off from us, or who is made of stone. God walks in step with us, making our way sure.

You might stumble, or your walk might become more difficult in places than you thought it would. God will not abandon those devoted to him, however, and he will hold your hand and guide you through it all.

 

11. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1

The goodness of God is worthy of praise, and his love towards us is shown through his goodness. His love endures forever—through every experience we may encounter and every sin we may commit.

His goodness endures for as long as his love does. The goodness of God is unrelenting towards us, and he is deserving of our praise for that.

12. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6

We are not the only ones tasked with praising God, and God will be praised and worshipped even if humanity ceases to. Jesus says in Luke 19:40 that the rocks will cry out if his disciples stop.

We praise God alongside of all of creation, not just with humanity. Everything cries out in praise to the creation of the universe—animals and inanimate objects included.

 

Psalm 150 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord hallelujah picture print poster bible verse

13. “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:11-12

Zeal is defined as “great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective”. Paul writes to the Romans, and to us, that our enthusiasm for serving God should be great. We should never lack energy to do it—and when it may not be easy to do, he tells us that hope, patience, and faithfulness in prayer will help us.

A life of praise and devotion is one of habit. As we practice the habits of joyful hope, patience in affliction, and faithfulness in prayer, our spiritual fervor will only grow.

Romans 12 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer picture print poster bible verse

 

14. “Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” Isaiah 25:1 

A part of God’s character is revealed in how his plan has always been to redeem creation back to himself. His faithfulness stretches all the way back to Eve, to whom he promised a Saviour, and many more people throughout history (some of whom you can read about in Hebrews 11).

God had a plan when he created everything. It was a wonderful plan—a plan to bring us back into fellowship with him, in place since he called forth the light—and we praise him for it.

15. “Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.” Proverbs 29:26 

Those who deliver justice to the oppressed and the downtrodden get a lot of praise, especially today, but when justice is delivered the glory ultimately belongs to God. He is the source of all justice, and he will not let oppression or wrongdoing prevail forever.

The next time you see justice being done—whether on a large scale or a small one—thank and praise God for it. He is the one from whom all justice flows.

16. “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” Psalm 139:7-12

There isn’t a place you can go to where God will not also be. He is everywhere, from the far reaches of space to the depths of the ocean; no matter how far you think you are from him, he is always near.

Even in the dark moments of your life when it feels like there is no light or goodness to be found, he sees you and knows exactly where he’s taking you. No darkness is dark enough to hide you from him.

17. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3

In this passage, John is talking about Jesus, God in the flesh who came down to die on a cross to reconcile us with him. Jesus didn’t come into existence when he was born in Bethlehem, he has been with God since the beginning. Through him, everything was created. 

We don’t just worship Jesus for his death and resurrection, we worship him as God. Just as God is worthy of adoration and praise, so is Jesus.

18. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 

It’s not just Christian or church activities we are called to do for God’s glory, it’s every moment of our lives. Eating, drinking, mowing the lawn, holding the door open for someone, talking kindly to your server at a restaurant—all of these things and more are to be done to the glory of God.

Our lives are meant to reflect the goodness and salvation of God, so that people we interact with can see a glimpse of him and, hopefully, be led to glorify and praise him as well.

19. “Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.” 2 Timothy 2:3-4 

Do you aim to please God, even in your suffering? Devotion and praise aren’t just for the flashy feel-good times when there are a lot of donations to a ministry, or an outreach you put on went extremely well. It’s also for the moment’s where we don’t have a lot to brag about, or when the best prayer we can muster is a quiet whisper.

Honouring God with not just your good times, but also by sharing with him your anger, sadness, frustration, and anxieties, is among the highest ways we can show him devotion. By coming to him in the bad times, we show him that we trust him even then.

20. “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’” Romans 8:15 

We do not have to ask permission from a third party to approach God, only interacting with him as the King on the throne. We get intimate access to him. We don’t have to call him ‘your majesty’; we get to call him ‘dad’, because that’s how he wants to relate to us.

This is all possible through the Holy Spirit, the gift that Jesus promised before he ascended to heaven. The Holy Spirit is how God dwells with us, even today, ensuring that we don’t have to be without him. He did not leave us alone.

 

Christian Quotes about Praise 

Here are some Christian quotes about Praise like the one by Ray Comfort that says, "Christianity doesn't offer a smooth flight, it provides a safe landing." All of the quotes below will have bible references but I thought it would be great to include these quotes because of their literal and modern meaning and I hope you can apply them to your lives :)

21. Christianity doesn’t offer a smooth flight, it provides a safe landing.” (Ray Comfort)

Nowhere in the Christian faith does God promise an easy ride for those who follow him. It isn’t a secret to obtaining material wealth, or a guarantee that no hard times will come upon you.

What lies in Christianity a promise that God will be with us, even through our struggles, and that we will be with him for all eternity. That is why we remain devoted to him.

 

Christianity doesn't offer a smooth flight, it provides a safe landing - Ray Comfort picture print poster christian quote

 

 

22. “Go and make disciples.”

We show our devotion to God by carrying out Jesus’s last command—to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). Making a disciple isn’t just teaching someone book knowledge, or growing their intellect about Christianity, it’s about bringing them into a new way of life and leading by example.

As praise and devotion becomes more and more part of your routine, whoever you’re discipling will be able to see it and emulate it.

Go and make disciples picture print poster christian quote

23. “God is good all the time.”

In Romans 8:28, Paul tells us that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him”. His goodness towards his creation is a core tenet of who he is and what drives his interactions with us.

He is working for our good, all the time, even when it may not feel like it. Even when we may not see the light, or what he is doing for us.

God is good all the time picture print poster christian quote

24. “God is my everything. With him, nothing is lost. Talk to God, no breath is lost. Trust in God, you will never be lost.”

No time or effort connecting with God will ever be time waster. Wanting to spend time with him and know his will and heart for you is something that many people pursue, and he welcomes it. He welcomes our approach of him.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says that if we trust in God with all of our hearts and submit to him in all of our ways, he will make our paths straight. That doesn’t mean that we will always see where he is taking us, but we can rest in the knowledge that we will never be left alone or lost when we trust him.

God is my everything. With Him, nothing is lost. Talk to God, no breath is lost Trust in God, you will never be lost.

God is my everything With Him nothing is lost Talk to God, no breath is lost Trust in God, you will never be lost picture print poster christian quote

25. “Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God."

Our whole lives are to be examples of seeking and praising God. People will know and recognize us as followers of Jesus by our devotion to God in every moment, not just the moments where it is easy to praise him.

Thank God with every breath, with every step. Live a life of persistent thankfulness, and your faith will grow.

Happy moments, praise God Difficult moments, seek God Quiet moments, worship God Painful moments, trust God Every moment, thanks God picture print poster christian quote

26. “Jesus is everything.”

To be a Christian means acknowledging and serving Jesus as Lord, above all else. It can be easy to lose focus often as we go about our day to day lives, which can lead to us following idols that we were never meant to worship such as money, privilege, or status. 

Take a moment, reset your focus and your heart on Jesus. Look inside and see if anything has been getting in the way of your relationship with him.

Jesus is everything picture print poster christian quote

27.“Money is temporary, house is temporary, car is temporary, career is temporary, God is eternal.”

The things in this life that we lean on and pursue can start to give us misguided meaning. Many in our day and age find satisfaction in things like money, houses, cars, or careers, but they still feel empty at the end of the day, or they fall apart when they lose something that there was no guarantee they’d keep.

God is the only one who can provide us eternal satisfaction, and that’s why it’s worth pursuing him most of all.

Money is temporary, House is temporary, Car is temporary, Career is temporary, God is eternal picture print poster christian quote

28. “My identity and value are found in Christ alone.”

In Matthew 10:28, Jesus says, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” When we find our identity and value in comparing ourselves to those around we, we will never be content or satisfied.

David writes in Psalm 56 that he trusts in God and is not afraid, because what can man do to him when he has God on his side? That is why he praises God even in the Psalms where it seems like nothing was going right for him. We must be like him, praising God and resting our identity in him.

My identity and value are found in Christ alone picture print poster christian quote

29. “My relationship with God is more important to me than anything else.”

Can you say that you are so devoted to God that your relationship with him comes first, before anything else? That it will be what you cling to even when the difficult times come, and that you will hold strong even when it would be easy to walk away?

James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” If you prioritize your relationship with God, remaining devoted to him, your dedication and perseverance will be rewarded.

My relationship with God is more important to me than anything else picture print poster christian quote

30. “One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is time alone with God.”

It can be hard to spend time alone with God and have it come to life for you, instead of feeling like all you’re doing is talking to the ceiling. Even though God has promised us his presence, sometimes feeling him nearby is easier said than done.

In Matthew 6:6, Jesus says during the Sermon on the Mount, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” God treasures and rewards devotion when nobody else is watching.

One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is time alone with God picture print poster christian quote

 

 

31. “Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is to not come at all.”

God wants us to approach him with everything. It is his greatest desire, and he has removed every obstacle so that we may get to him. Reconnecting with us was so important to him that Jesus came down to accomplish it. 

Even in the Old Testament, God made ways for people to approach him. He met Moses in a burning bush, Elijah in the wilderness, and Isaiah in the throne room of heaven. We are made in his image, and we are precious to him.

32. “The poorest person on earth is not the one without money but is the one without Jesus.”

It is so tempting to measure wealth by how much money and possessions a person has, but Jesus never looked down on the poor. In fact, the poor were often who he reached to, and they had a special place in his heart.

Rich people were a different story. In Matthew 19:24, Jesus famously told a rich man that “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God”. Material wealth is nothing compared to the eternal riches found in the goodness, grace, and love of Jesus. 

The poorest person on earth is not the one without money but is the one without Jesus picture print poster christian quote

33. “Trying to be like Jesus.”

In Acts 11:26, Luke slides a little detail into his letter that it can be easy to skim over: “The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.” In a time so close to the time of Jesus, mere years after his death and resurrection, people were associating Jesus’s disciples with what he had taught and done. They were living like Jesus had, going and making disciples just like he had commanded. 

Calling ourselves “Christians” today carries the same weight. When people look at us, they measure us against what they know about Jesus. A life of devotion to him should more than speak for itself.

Trying to be like Jesus picture print poster christian quote

34. “We look back and thank God. We look forward and trust God.”

The Bible is full of festivals, psalms, and prayers of people remembering what God had done for them. Recalling God’s goodness towards us is a healthy part of praising him, especially because it helps us to trust him more. When we have memories of what he has done fresh in our mind, we are reminded he will come through again.

Looking back helps us to move forward in faith. When we do, we join the millions of Christians who have done the same.

We look back and thank God We look forward and trust God picture print poster christian quote

35. “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

We were created to glorify God and be in relationship with him. Humanity, as difficult as it might be to believe, is the crown of God’s creation. He gave us minds and souls so that he could have a relationship with us unlike that which he has with the rest of creation, even the angels.

Praise him, glorify him, and show devotion to him, for he alone is worthy.

Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God picture print poster christian quote

 

 

Pictures of other scriptures that could be helpful :)

36. Your beauty should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.  1 Peter 3:3-4 

 

1 Peter 3 3-4 Your beauty should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight picture print poster bible verse

 

37. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, Christ belongs to God. Corinthians 3:23

Corinthians 3 23 Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, Christ belongs to God picture print poster bible verse
38. God's timing is forever accurate. Believe it. Trust it. Allow it.
God's timing is forever accurate Believe it Trust it Allow it picture print poster christian quote

 

39. Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - no point

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - no point picture print poster christian quote

40. Listening to Jesus because I know He never gives bad advice

Listening to Jesus because I know He never gives bad advice picture print poster christian quote

41. God's word gives life Matthew 4:4 

Matthew 4 4 God's word gives life picture print poster bible verse

  

42. BEAUTIFUL. Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor Him; for He is your Lord. Psalm 45:11

Psalm  45 11 BEAUTIFUL Let the king be enthralled by your beauty honor Him for He is your Lord picture print poster bible verse

 

43. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Psalm 37:5

Psalm 37 5 Commit everything you do to the Lord picture print poster bible verse

44. This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 

Psalm 118 24 This is the day the Lord has made Let us rejoice and be glad in it picture print poster bible verse

 

45.  Put God first and you'll never be last.

Put God first and you'll never be last picture print poster christian quote

 

46. Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.

Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking The way to trouble God is not to come at all picture print poster christian quote

47. Something unique is more valuable than something that's just like everything else.

- Joyce Meyer

Something unique is more valuable than something that's just like everything else - Joyce Meyer picture print poster christian quote

48. He calls me beautiful one. Song of Solomon 2:1-17

Song of Solomon 2 1-17 He calls me beautiful one picture print poster bible verse

49. Sundays are for Jesus and football.

Sundays are for Jesus and football picture print poster christian quote

50. Work for God. The benefits are great.

Work for God The benefits are great picture print poster christian quote

 


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