Barak – Praise

Screen shot 2009-09-02 at 8.23.34 AMPsalm 72:9-15 Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him, And His enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts. Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; All nations shall serve Him. For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and [him] who has no helper. He will spare the poor and needy, And will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; And precious shall be their blood in His sight. And He shall live; And the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; Prayer also will be made for Him continually, [And] daily He shall be praised.

All of these verses describe very well the meaning of this word for praise, “barak.” It literally means to bless. It is when we remember the good things that God has done that we bless Him. This praise has a position. It is on bended knee to adore Him.

A good New Testament description of this would be the sinful woman who came into the house where Jesus was eating and wept at his feet, wiped them with her hair, pour perfume on them and kept kissing them.


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