Throughout Luke’s gospel
The recipients of Gods grace praise Him for His wonderful deeds
1:44 46, 64 2:13 38, 5:25-26 7:16 13:13 17:15-18 18:43 19:37 24:53
In acts praise accompanies healing (acts 2:47 3:8-9 4:21)
And the salvation of the gentiles (acts 11:18 13:48 21:20)
The motif of praise is closely linked to key theme in Luke
That the fulfillment of Gods promise in the comming of Jesus the messiah is a cause for joy and rejoicing .
The ot prophets had predicted that the nature itself would break forth in songs of praise when Gods salvation arrived
(Isaiah 55:12 )
When Jesus entered Jerusalem at the end of His ministry his disciples shouted and sang
Praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen Luke 19:37-40
At the end of the gospel the disciples return to Jerusalem field with great joy and they spent all of their time in the temple praising
God the arrival of God‘s marvelous salvation is a cause for rejoicing and praise
Are we rejoicing and praising Jesus ?
Are we showing gratitude to our savior ?
Are we being filled with Gods joy ?
And are we letting it overflow to others?