The word “hallelujah” means “praise the Lord.” The Bible has a lot to say about the power of praise. Satan seeks to get us to focus our attention on our problems and our pains. But the Bible says that great things happen when we praise the Lord. The scripture says, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1). Praising God has power to lift your spirit, to loose you from your bondages, and to give you victory in every circumstance.
Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah discovered that praise works wonders. In 2 Chronicles 20, the Bible tells of a great multitude that came against the King of Judah. Jehoshaphat was told to appoint singers to lead the way against the enemy’s army. As they praised the Lord, the enemy began to fight one another and ended up being completely destroyed. As Judah praised the Lord that day, they released their faith by their words and actions. They totally believed that they would win the battle. As they began to praise the Lord, something wonderful happened. God began to inhabit their praises. God came on the scene and Judah experienced a great victory.
We should want to praise the Lord. Sinners can’t do it and lukewarm Christians won’t but the believer that is on fire for God will praise Him. Our praise is proper behavior and will put us in tune with Heaven. All the angels in Heaven praise the Lord. Praise takes effort. It is not enough to praise Him in your heart. We must praise Him out loud. The best habit you can form is the habit of praising the Lord.