In Your Bible: Psalm 150
This psalm compliments and appropriately “bookends” the first psalm. It shows what worship must have often sounded like: voices lifted up, shouting for joy, trumpets blaring, stringed instruments playing, people dancing, pipes humming, tambourines keeping rhythm, and cymbals crashing.
Worship and praise are often used together—both break out in JOY. We too can be an instrument of praise to God. As we travel through good and bad times, his praise should always be on our lips.
1 Praise the Eternal!
Praise the True God inside His temple.
Praise Him beneath massive skies, under moonlit stars and rising sun.
2 Praise Him for His powerful acts, redeeming His people.
Praise Him for His greatness that surpasses our time and understanding.
3-4 Praise Him with the blast of trumpets high into the heavens,
and praise Him with harps and lyres
and the rhythm of the tambourines skillfully played by those who love and fear the Eternal.
Praise Him with singing and dancing;
praise Him with flutes and strings of all kinds!
5 Praise Him with crashing cymbals,
loud clashing cymbals!
6 No one should be left out;
Let every man and every beast—
every creature that has the breath of the Lord—praise the Eternal!
Praise the Eternal! (The VOICE Translation)
Always Praise God
God is the life-giver. We should praise him in all circumstances. Even when we have problems and are emotionally down, praise will restore our spirit and soul. Who really is our deliverer?
Yes, praise God, whatever/whenever/wherever we are. So, Psalm 150 is right on for a blessed life. Everything that has breath—praise God. As we travel through good and bad times, his praise should always be on our lips.
Prayer: Father, I praise you in the sanctuary, at home, away, at work, (even) in the hospital, and at play. What a wonder you are. Selah.