Psalm 150:1-6 Praise The Lord

Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and the lyre, praise him with the timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150:1-6

The book of Psalms ends with a psalm telling everyone to praise the Lord. Throughout this psalm the psalmist lists ways to praise Him and what to praise Him for.

The reasons for praising God are for His acts of power and His greatness.

Some people may say that they have never seen any of God’s great acts of power. This is not true. Every person on this earth has seen God’s great acts of power in creation at a minimum. All a person has to do is look at all of creation to see what God has done. Look at the number of plants and animals. Look at the stars in the sky at night. Look at the great mountains and seas. All of these things show God’s great power in creating things.

Believers may also look at the power God demonstrated in Jesus. The power to raise from the dead, and the great power to forgive and remove all sins. He has given you true life. These things show His surpassing greatness.

If these things do not make you want to praise God, nothing will.

Praising God can be with your voice, and it can be with instruments. The idea is to make a great noise praising God. Use every method you possibly can to praise God. Make the noise of praising God so loud that the world will hear you praising Him.

Do not be like some and just praise God quietly in your heart, in the back seats of a church on Sunday mornings. Let the world know that you love God and how great He is.

Sing praises out loud so that all can hear. Do not be ashamed of praising God.

Find a reason to praise God today.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

I pray today that you will know God’s great power and greatness; that you will have a song of praise on your lips all day long; that you will find reasons to praise God; that you will find new ways to praise God; and that you will not be ashamed to praise the Lord.

Psalm 113:1-2 Praise The Lord

Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, you his servants; praise the name of the LORD. Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore. Psalm 113:1-2

“Praise the Lord” is a phrase that many Christians use often. When something goes really well for a person, this phrase is shouted. In churches around the world, people are encouraged to praise the Lord.

What does it mean when that phrase is stated?

It is giving honor to God. It is letting Him know what He has done is great. Praise is lifting Him up and placing Him on the throne of one’s life. It is letting others know how great God is.

At the time the psalmist had written this psalm, Jesus had not died on the cross for the sins of the people. Jesus had not yet risen from the dead to be able to remove all sins from the life of a person. Yet, the psalmist was still willing to praise the Lord and encourages it to be done forever.

Today people have Jesus to look to for a great reason to praise the Lord. He has redeemed every person who believes in Him from a life of sin and death. This alone can give a person to give God praise at all times.

However, not every believer is constantly giving God praise both now and forevermore. Most people go in streaks in praising God. Every Sunday people fill the church and give God praise, but on Monday they go back to complaining to God about having to go back to work.

People complain to God about many things, rather than give Him praise. They focus on the problem, rather than focus on the God who able to overcome the problem or get them through it.

You are going to have tough times in this life. You could allow yourself to be like the world and complain to God about them. Or you could focus on what Jesus has already done for you and give Him praise.

You could focus on how Jesus is bigger than the problems and give Him praise.

Think about all that God has done already for you and all that He can and will do for you in the future, and you will break out in praise to Him.

Praise the Lord, both now and forevermore!

Give Jesus praise today!

I pray today that you will know what God has done for you; that you will focus your eyes on Jesus; that you will be filled with praise for Jesus; and that you will sing praises to God day and night.