Psalm 44:8 (NKJV)
In God we boast all day long, and praise your name forever.
With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
When God gets the glory all is right in the world. When man gets the glory all will ultimately fail. This is true in so many realms: politics, finances, church growth, business success, family joys.
If, for example, you are inclined to believe a certain presidential candidate would be the salvation of the United States (or it’s doom), you might soon discover that any one man has only so much power and control over the two other branches of government. If you believe that your boss who gave you a raise is the best person in the world, you might be quite disillusioned when you learn he has been handling company funds improperly and your raise now amounts to hush money. You get the gist.
God’s goodness, faithfulness, righteousness, lovingkindness, and grace make God uniquely praiseworthy (as though we have the right to judge God on any level!). God embodies these attributes, along with mighty power, ultimate authority, and rule and reign over all things. This means that our praise in him is never misplaced. We will never wake up to the grave disappointment of a moral fall, a debilitating defeat, or a discovery of a man behind the curtain.
Most important, God has redeemed us; he has saved us from sin, death, and the devil. He has conquered death through Jesus’ resurrection. He hears our prayers, watches over us, provides for our needs, forgives our sins, and gives us good gifts. He is surely worthy of praise.