Kingdom of Heaven -- "It is Proper to Praise Him"

Kingdom of Heaven, directed by Ridley Scott, stars Orlando Bloom as Balian de Ibelin and Liam Neeson as Godfrey de Ibelin.

Soon after arriving in Jerusalem, Balian sees Muslims praying openly, which seems a little odd since at that point Jerusalem was controlled by Christian forces. He askes his friend, "They are allowed their prayers?" His friend answers, "Yes, if they pay the tax." Balians friend translates what the Saracens are saying, "Praise be to God," and adds his own two cents, "It is proper to praise Him."

There are few people in the world who understand the weight of that simple statement: "It is proper to praise Him."

Why is it proper to praise God?

Answer: He is above all things most praiseworthy. God is God, therefore it makes sense to worship and praise Him.

He is by nature the best, the point of reference for all that is good, pure or perfect.

God is. Everything else is because God says so.

The statement, "It is proper to praise Him," will continue to be true forever.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just have to add a trivial thing: they weren't in Jerusalem yet, they were in Messina.