"I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the council of the upright (NT) and in the assembly (NT)"
I will praise the Lord -- He alone is worthy of praise.
With my whole heart -- He takes up the whole heart as only He can fill and satisfy it.
In the council of the upright (NT) -- When the heart is taken up with Him, we can praise Him while with other believers.
And in the assembly (NT) -- And finally we can praise Him, according to His expressed desire where He has placed His name and where He gathers His own around Himself.
Individual praise leads to collective praise; may we be of those who so affect others (Ps. 34:1-3).
Little Flock no. 156
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