Thoughts on Psalm 150

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 lyre, praise him with the tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, 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

In looking at this familiar Psalm there are four questions that need to be asked.

Where should God be praised? He should be praised in His sanctuary, the mighty heavens that He created. When we think of the skies, it is a place where His power dwells, signifying the vaulted ceiling of the visible universe, His cosmic temple.

Why should God be praised? God should be praised for His mighty acts of power both in creation and redemption.

How should God be praised? With the whole orchestra! It lists eight instruments that come from the woodwind section, brass section, string section and the percussion section. Then it puts beautiful dancing appropriately in the middle of it all.

Who should praise God? Finally the choir, with articulate expression, celebrates God’s mighty acts and surpassing greatness. Who makes up the choir? Everything that has breath!

Notice my friend, the qualifications of the choir in verse six. “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.” If we are breathing, we should be praising God for all the wonderful things He has done. One of these days we will all have beautiful voices, so we should be rehearsing right now. God loves a singing church.

Praising Him!
Bro. Kevin