Psalm 149 & 150: God Of Praise
Verse of the Day: (149:1) Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
1. God Of Praise (149:1-6)
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. (149:2)
The true and living God, through King David, as well as all His kings, prophets and priests, commanded His people in the city of Zion or Jerusalem, and the nation, Israel, as well as all the people in the whole world, to truly believe and trust in Him, and to praise and worship Him for He is the faithful Creator of all things, including heaven and earth, the sun, the moon, the planets, the stars, the seas, the oceans, the mountains, the plains, the grass, the plants, the herbs, the trees, the fruits, the birds, the fish, the animals, and especially, man made in His own image. (Genesis 1-2) Indeed, let us praise and sing songs including new ones to our God day and night, and using His Word, the two-edged sword, in overcoming the devil’s temptations and trials, that we shall always be to His praise and glory. (Hebrews 4:12) At the end of our fragile and feeble life, at our last breath and heartbeat, let us praise and worship our God in His perfect and sovereign will, amid all our fiery troubles and tribulations, for He is worthy of our praises and worship, as He is our precious Saviour and Redeemer of our souls now and forever. (1 Peter 4)
2. God Of Punishment (149:7-9)
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; (149:7)
Though God loves sinners, but He hates sins, and this is why He shall eternally condemn all who refuse to believe and acknowledge Him as their personal Saviour and Lord. (John 3:16-21) Let us thus trust and obey God, the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, and submit to Him and all ordained authorities, as He shall judge and punish all unbelievers and evildoers, and one day, He shall cast their souls to fiery hell forever. (1 Peter 2:13-25)
3. God Of Psaltery (150:1-6)
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. (150:3)
God has made man with the love for music and this is why His people who are called by His name shall praise, sing and make music through all the different musical instruments, the likes of psaltery, trumpet, harp, timbrel, stringed instruments, organs, cymbals, and even dancing. What a day it shall be when we get to God’s heavenly sanctuary hearing the beautiful songs from the perfect choir and dancers, accompanied by the impressive orchestra, performing with all the musical instruments to our God, and I am sure, David, the shepherd boy and renowned king of Israel, shall be one of them. (2 Samuel 6:1-5)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to praise and sing to Your name in good and bad time.