Our mouth is very important because with it we can praise God and cause the devil to flee from us. Our mouth is made to proclaim the mighty acts of God that are shown in the word of God and that we also experience ourselves. Unfortunately, in Christianity, it is very widespread that only a few open their mouths to praise God in the meetings or in Sunday service. The majority of believers remain silent.
Revelation 12:11 shows us something different: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” It is really astonishing to see that one of the characteristics of the overcomers is that they open their mouths and testify of God. We can overcome the devil by opening our mouths and praising God from our hearts! It is not enough to just praise Him in our hearts. Romans 10:9 says: “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Our heart and our mouth go together! And, if we use our mouth to express what is in our heart, we experience salvation!
In the church, we should not keep our lips closed. Psalm 40:9-10 says: “I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness in the great assembly; indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.” The church is the place where God’s praise should be proclaimed. For this reason, David prayed: “O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise.” (Psalm 51:15). As Christians, we have been called to serve God as priests (1 Peter 2:5). As such, Psalm 132:16 also applies to us today: “I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.”
God has done so many good things for us and nourishes us richly through His word. That is why God also requires praise from us: “When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.” (Deuteronomy 8:10).
Let us praise the Lord and proclaim His wondrous works!