As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!
As I learn your righteous judgments, I will praise you with a pure heart.
I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.
You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I’m going to do what you tell me to do; don’t ever walk off and leave me.
As I learn your righteous judgments, I will praise you with a pure heart. I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules. As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. I will walk in your path you have given me and word you have spoken to me as I live by the love and grace of your laws. I will honor and praise your name as it is worth all honor and is worth to be shared. You anticipated to lead us when you chose us and accept us as we are as a whole art of work. You have never denied who you are or who we are, you have always shown value.
When we praise the father with an upright heart we learn to be faithful and humble to him as a man and as our Lord. We learn his rule and way of his laws. When we praise him we show him honorable and in honoring him show him that we trust and accept all that he is and who he represents. We shall praise his name to then learn how to live by his words and in him by showing honor and having a relationship with him. He is worthy to all our praise and sincere in all his words. We shall be just as sincere in honor to him and in relationships we walk with him. He is not there to please us or judge who we are, but to help us understand what is helpful in our lives and right from wrong. Teaching us a path of our own for our very own life journey while laying down laws he has given as protection and security of who he wants us to become and to understand. He is worthy of our praise and will shower is with praise when we live in the life he expected. When we praise God we are blessed. His journey will always take precedence and will become our predecessor.
“From prayer to praise is here, a long or a difficult journey. Be sure that he who prays for holiness will one day praise for happiness. Shame having vanished, silence is broken, and the formerly silent man declares, “I will praise thee.” He cannot but promise praise while he seeks sanctification; he counts God alone worthy of praise. By the sorrow and shame of sin he measures his obligations to the Lord who would teach him the art of living so that he should clean escape from his former misery. There is such a thing as false and feigned praise, and this the Lord abhors; but there is no music like that which comes from a pure soul which standeth in its integrity. Heart praise is required, uprightness in that heart, and teaching to make the heart upright. An upright heart is sure to bless the Lord, for grateful adoration is a part of its uprightness; no man can be right unless he is upright towards God, and this involves the rendering to him the praise which is his due. God’s word is full of the record of his righteous providence, and as we read it we feel compelled to burst forth into expressions of holy delight and ardent praise.” There is no formality, nor hypocrisy, nor lukewarmness, for the heart is upright in the presentation of its praise.