06/15/15 Singing His Praises

READING: Psalm 134, 146-150

TEXTS AND APPLICATION: All of these psalms are praise songs. They are simple — filled with reasons to praise Him, to “lift up [our] hands in the holy place and praise the Lord" (Psalm 134:2). A sampling of these reasons ought to be enough to drive us to praise Him today.

1. He is the Creator who is faithful forever.
Psalm 146:5-6 Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever . . .
2. His power is unfathomable. 
Psalm 147:4-5 He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite.
3. He alone is exalted. 
Psalm 148:13 Let them praise the name of Yahweh, for His name alone is exalted. His majesty covers heaven and earth.
4. He delights in His own. 
Psalm 149:4 For Yahweh takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation.


Our response is simple: Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Hallelujah (Psalm 150:6). I read these psalms, and I hear singing. In fact, the psalmist says, “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live” (Psalm 146:2) and “How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely” (Psalm 147:1). As I think about these words, I realize I don’t sing God’s praises enough. I fail to sing when I get distracted by busyness, and I tend to limit much of my singing to corporate gatherings. I miss the blessing of singing to my God.   

PRAYER: Pray that I will sing more. 

TOMORROW’S READING: 1 Kings 9; 2 Chronicles 8


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