Not all the words translated as “praise” are equal. Some words translated as “praise” mean “to throw up the hands”. Others describe loud shouting. Some refer to playing the guitar. Others describe hope in the midst of hopelessness, anticipating God’s while we are still in our troubles.
Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
There are a lot of people that are born to be kings but the life they live today is like that of a slave; many are supposed to be flying eagles but have been converted into chickens; a lot of people should have been environmental transformers but have been rendered powerless.
Word curses recorded in the Bible have all led to spiritual or physical troubles. In secular superstitious circles, curses are said to bring “bad luck”. Praise God that His Word shows us how to recognize and break curses spoken over our lives.
Mordecai the gateman became a prime minister
Esther, the orphan suddenly encountered qualitative change by favor to become the Queen of the Persian empire.
Rahab the prostitute suddenly became a partaker of the inheritance for her doing good.