Raising a people of purpose


Psalm 150: 1 – 3
The Word: Psalm 150: 1 – 3 (KJV)

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Dig Deeper:
Psalm 150: 4 – 6  

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Think about it


Our text today is a popular Psalm of praise and we can divide it into 4 sections just for our study.

Firstly, it starts by encouraging us and letting us know that it is important to praise the Lord….
V1 – Praise ye the Lord, praise God in his sanctuary, praise him in the firmament of his power…

Secondly it proceeded to lists some reasons why we ought to praise the Lord:
V2 –  Praise him for mighty acts….
V2 – Praise him according to his excellent greatness

Thirdly, It encourages us on how and what instrument we can use to praise him:
V3- Praise him with the sound of the trumpet
V3 – Praise him with the psaltery and harp
V4 – Praise him with timbrel and dance
V4 – Praise him with stringed instruments and organ
V5 – Praise him upon loud cymbals
V5 – Praise him upon high sounding cymbals.

Fourthly, incase you don’t even have all the instruments, perhaps things are challenging and not quite rosy and you are wondering why you ought to praise the Lord. It states the only qualification you need to praise God – Your breath. As long as you are alive, you qualify to praise the Lord

V6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Prayer focus:  Thank you Jesus…..

On Prayer: Living life as a thank you – Nina Lesowitz
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