(see part one here)
To recap, our pastor preached on "The Product of Praise" last Sunday using 1 Chronicles 4.1:
The sons of Judah [were] Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
“Judah” according to Easton’s 1897 Bible Dictionary means “praise.” So the sons (and daughters) of Judah are children of PRAISE! And, each one of Judah’s sons embodies a lesson about praise.
I mentioned Perez on Monday.
"Praise is permeated with productive power!"
The next son of Judah is Hezron. Hezron means shut in, surround, or shield. God is our Jehovah Magen - the Lord, our Shield! When the devil tries to flood into your life, the Lord will lift up a standard or a shield. He's declaring war on your behalf, defending you!
"Sometimes you have to praise your way out of the lion's den!" The Lord's got your back so to speak.
And, the third son of Judah is Carmi - which is a vinedresser or harvester. These folks were not farmers who planted, tended, and then reaped their crops. They were simply the ones who harvested what they had not planted.
"Through your praise, God will cause blessing that you don't even deserve to come your way."