When people get up in church to read, sing, pray, make announcements, or pronounce a benediction try to transform their task into praise leading I wonder how many hallelujahs did they utter in the previous hour or two. I wish they would just get on with their duty.
Is hallelujah in church becoming a convenient fig leaf for a low level praise life? I think so. Church language is often very different from the language of daily life.
In response to a command we do not repeat the command. What folly it would be for a hungry man to be invited into your house and told to eat and he sits at the table and says “eat”!
Nobody in the Bible ever said hallelujah to Yahweh.
Hallelujah is a command. It orders one to halal yah[weh]
The proper response would be to ascribe something to God.
• You are great
• I love you
• I halal you
Holy is the unceasing sound of angels
Who tells God to praise God?