As we continue the story of God bringing life out of death, we learn that praise is an important part of our new life. As God raises us to new life, we understand that He is at the center of all things and that our rightful response to Him is worship and devotion. The Psalms not only help us to praise God but they also help us understand why we praise God, teaching us about both God’s nature and our own. In Psalm 16 we learn that praise is not natural in a fallen world and that our praise can often be misdirected. We also learn that praise not only recognizes God’s good gifts but it also builds and strengthens our faith.