READING: Psalm 146-150, 1 Corinthians 15:50-16:24
Over the years, I’ve traveled through much of the world working with Christ-followers. I’ve met some who had very few possessions. Many had very little food. It’s hard to remember anyone who had transportation other than their feet or a bicycle. In some cases, these believers served under threat of persecution. Still, all of these believers seemed to have at least one thing in common: they always knew to praise the Lord regardless of what they were facing.
That’s why I think of them every time I read the final psalms in this book. Here, the psalms echo with “Praise the Lord”—and the final song is nothing but praise. Indeed, the concluding verse of psalm 150 is most appropriately an ending to this book: “Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Hallelujah!” (Psa 150:6). I pray that I’ll learn to praise the Lord like my brothers and sisters around the world do.
PRAYER: “God, I praise You!”
TOMORROW’S READING: Proverbs 1-3, 2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4