Psalm 150



Psalm 150

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A Psalm of Celebration

A Psalm of Joy

A Psalm of Honoring God




Psalm 150 is the final psalm

in the book of Psalms.


This psalm wants to

leap

into our heart

and fire up

our enthusiasm for God.


In Psalm 150

God is telling us to create celebrations of Joy

honoring him.


Verse 1


Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary:


praise him in the firmament of his power.


This psalm encourages us - all of us - to praise God.

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Verse 1 calls to us to praise God

wherever we are.




Verse 2


2 Praise him for his mighty acts:
praise him according to his excellent greatness.


So God is telling us to verbally

* Praise him for what he does.

And

* Praise him for who he is.




Great is the Lord,
and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Psalm 145:3 KJV

And they sing the song of Moses
the servant of God,
and the song of the Lamb,
saying,
Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty;
just and true are thy ways,
thou King of saints.

Revelation 15:3 KJV


Verses 3-5


3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.


Praise him with instruments - all kinds of instruments.

Praise him with dancing!

Find something to praise God with!

Make a JOYful noise

unto the Lord.

Psalm 100:1a

Allow your heart to

EXPLODE

with

PRAISE

to GOD!


Here are a Bunch of People

having a Bunch of Fun

Praising God!

Psalm 68:1





Verse 6


6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord.

Let everyone - without excuses - PRAISE GOD!

The last sentence says,

"YOU praise the Lord!"

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This psalm encourages us to be
creative about ways to praise God.


Let's find some way to praise him!

Such as -

with your words,

with clapping your hands,

with jumping up and down,

with twirling around!


Have FUN  praising  God!


That  reminds me of the children's song -

"If you are happy and you know it - clap your hands."

Well, this psalm makes me want to burst out,

"If you love God and you want to show it -
clap your hands!"

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Sports Enthusiast

We get very excited at a sports event or watching our children play sports - but many Christians don't know how to get excited as they praise God.

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Let's be bold and

let our praise -  burst -  out of us.

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Let's let God see our enthusiasm for Him!


Express JOY!

And every creature which is in heaven,
and on the earth, and under the earth,
and such as are in the sea,
and all that are in them,
heard I saying,

Blessing, and honour, and
glory, and power,
be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Revelation 5:13 KJV



Hebrews 13:15 NCV

So through Jesus

let us always offer to God

our sacrifice of praise,

coming from lips

that speak his name.



Praising God with Flags


Enthusiastic Praise

with Flags

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Note: Adoni means "Lord" in Hebrew.




Dancing our Praise


Praising God in a

traditional Jewish way.


Also see our page called:  Praise Dance Moves

"Son of Man, can these dry bones live?" Ezekiel 37:3

Song inspired by Ezekiel 37.



If you are too shy right now

to publicly praise God,

then I encourage you to praise him

privately in your home!


My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Psalm 145:21 KJV


Scriptures Related to Psalm 150


With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.

Psalm 98:6 KJV


Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

Psalm 33:2 KJV


Sing unto him a new song.

Psalm 33:3a 


Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

Psalm 149:3 KJV


Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.

Psalm 103:22 KJV


My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Psalm 145:21 KJV


Study of Hebrew Words



The Hebrew word "Praise"


The Hebrew Word "Praise"

is used 13 times in Psalm 150.

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The meaning of this Hebrew word:

While reading the meanings of this word, take note that it has within it the idea of "boasting about our God" and the idea of praising God in a way that some may think we look foolish.

God wants some radical praise sometimes!


Strong's Hebrew word 01984 -

translated - praise 117, glory 14, boast 10, mad 8, shine 3, foolish 3, fools 2, commended 2, rage 2, celebrate 1, give 1, marriage 1, renowned 1

1) to shine
1a) (Qal) to shine (fig. of God's favour)
1b) (Hiphil) to flash forth light
2) to praise, boast, be boastful
2a) (Qal)
2a1) to be boastful
2a2) boastful ones, boasters (participle)
2b) (Piel)
2b1) to praise
2b2) to boast, make a boast
2c) (Pual)
2c1) to be praised, be made praiseworthy, be commended, be
worthy of praise
2d) (Hithpael) to boast, glory, make one's boast
2e) (Poel) to make a fool of, make into a fool
2f) (Hithpoel) to act madly, act like a madman

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary.

Psalm 150 verse 1a

The Hebrew word translated "sanctuary"

is "Kodesh" and means holy.

Here are the definitions of this word:


Translated - holy 262, sanctuary 68,
(holy, hallowed,...) things 52,
most 44,

holiness 30, dedicated 5, hallowed 3, consecrated 1, misc 3

Definition:

1) apartness, holiness, sacredness, separateness
1a) apartness, sacredness, holiness
1a1) of God
1a2) of places
1a3) of things
1b) set-apartness, separateness



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