People are called to praise because God is God and God is good.
The well-known PsalmA psalm is a song of praise. In the Old Testament 150 psalms comprise the psalter, although some of the psalms are laments and thanksgivings. In the New Testament early Christians gathered to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. More 100 continues the same theme found in Psalm 98: Make a joyful noise, worship the Lord with gladness, enter his courts with thanksgiving (vv. 1-4)! Why? Because “the Lord is God” and “the Lord is good; his steadfast loveThe steadfast love (hesed) of God is the assurance of God's loving kindness, faithfulness, and mercy. This assurance rings throughout the Old Testament, and is affirmed more than 120 times in the Psalms. In some hymns of praise the response of the people was likely... More endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations” (v. 5). Such a God is worthy of song and praise, and those with ears to hear can hear the applause of all creationCreation, in biblical terms, is the universe as we know or perceive it. Genesis says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In the book of Revelation (which speaks of end times) the author declares that God created all things and... More.