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
into our heart
and fire up
our enthusiasm for God.
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.
Verse 1 calls to us to praise God
wherever we are.
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.
* Praise him for who he is.
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!
Here are a Bunch of People
having a Bunch of Fun
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!"
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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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.
Let's be bold and
let our praise - burst - out of us.
Let's let God see our enthusiasm for Him!
Note: Adoni means "Lord" in Hebrew.
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!
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.
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
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,
holiness 30, dedicated 5, hallowed 3, consecrated 1, misc 3
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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