Psalm 33:1 • “Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.” (ESV)
Befit. Verb. Be appropriate for; suit.
Praise befits the upright.
Praise is appropriate for the upright. It just makes sense.
Praise suits the upright. It’s refreshing + welcoming. It looks good.
Is your first reaction to praise or to complain? Is your addition to a conversation praiseworthy or disgraceful?
As God’s children, praise should be ever flowing from our lips + our lives.
If it’s not, let’s look @ what James says: “From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.”
Cursing + complaining + divisiveness is ill-fitting for the believer.
It’s praise that befits (is appropriate for/suits) the upright of heart.
Oh, help me, Father!
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