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Psalm 150

June 5, 2009

This famous and familiar “psalm of praise” is an appropriate closing in this series of Psalms144-150 and a fitting close to the whole book of Psalms. It begins and ends with “Praise the Lord” like the others in this series. We are to praise God in the sanctuary. At the time this was written that would refer to the Temple. Today, after the birth death and resurrection of God the Son Jesus Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit, God’s sanctuary is in the hearts of believers. We are to praise God in His heavens. Thus, the psalmist informs us of another of God’s character traits, He is omnipresent. God is present everywhere in His creation. Next we learn that God is powerful and great. Thus, we know that God is omnipotent and omniscient, all powerful and all knowing. With those characteristics in mind, we are to praise God with music and dancing. As the psalm progresses, instruments are added and the sound become more full; majestic. Our praise to God portrays God’s majesty ending with the clash of cymbals. Everything that has life is praising God. Praise the Lord!

In these six verses we come to understand that God is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, and majestic. Everything that has life is to praise Him. Music and dance involve our whole being; our minds, our sight, our breath, our limbs, our heart, and our soul. This psalm encourages us to praise God with our total being. It is right because we belong to Him. Praise starts with the trumpets announcing who God is. Instruments are added as more and more people acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior. The cymbals mark the transition between praise on earth and praise in heaven. What part are you playing in His Orchestra of Praise?

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord with your whole Being!

Amen!

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