I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
God gives us many names throughout the Bible. Each of these names tells us something about the nature of God. To know someone’s name is to have a personal connection with them and to have knowledge of them.
To praise God’s name is to praise God personally. We don’t worship a far off God but one who hears us and supplies our needs. God wants a personal relationship with us which is why we are told to call upon Him by name. We need to be respectful of God’s name – do not take it in vain – and praising the name of God is probably the best way of showing Him that respect.
One of the names given to us in the Bible is Jehovah Jireh in Hebrew. It means the Lord will provide. Abraham first used this name when the Lord provided a ram for sacrifice instead of Abraham’s son Isaac. We should always be willing to thank the God who provides for our needs. We should have no trouble thanking God for what He has done when we recognize from the start that He is the provider of all that we have.