After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. // Acts 16:23-26
I love that the other “prisoners” were listening to them and, as I think on that, I’ve been asking myself: What does my praise say about His salvation in my life? And how do we respond to trials (work, school, relationships)?
Jesus saves us so that we can give Him praise no matter our circumstances. Because we are saved and secure in His grace, our praise is no longer dictated by our circumstances.
Beautiful questions for all of us.What are others hearing through our lives? Do they hear the praise of God? Or the complaint of man?
The sound on our lips is indicative of the revelation in our heart.
Yes!! Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. May His praise ever be on our lips.