Praise is a Setting Forth of God’s Honor

Praise Him…. Whoso offereth praise glorifies me (Psa 50:23) Though nothing can add the least mite to God’s essential glory, yet praise exalts Him in the eyes of others. Praise is a setting forth of God’s honor, a lifting up of His name, a proclaiming of His excellent goodness, a release of the sweet perfume of God’s name which is sent abroad into the world. “The Godly Man’s Picture

Zeal in the Worship of the True God

The Jews did not spare any cost in their idolatrous worship. No, they ‘cause their sons and daughters to pass through the fire to Molech’ (Jer. 32:35). They were so zealous in their idol worship that they would sacrifice their sons and daughters to their false gods. How far the purblind heathen went in their false zeal! When the tribunes of Rome complained that they wanted gold in their treasuries to offer to Apollo, the Roman matrons plucked off their chains of gold and rings and bracelets and gave them to the priests to offer up sacrifice. Were these so zealous in their sinful worship, and will you not be zealous in the worship of the true God? “The Godly Man’s Picture” pgs. 117-118