Psalm 150 – “the Greatest Praise Song Ever Written!”

Psalm 150 – “the Greatest Praise Song Ever Written!”

P:  Where shall we praise God?

C:  Praise the LORD.  Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.   (V1)

 

P:  Why should we praise God?

C: Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.  (V2)

 

P: How shall we praise God?

C: Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.   (V3-5)

 

P: Who should praise God?

C: Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.  Praise the LORD.

 

Note the instruments of worship mentioned in this Psalm: trumpet, harp, lyre, tambourine, dancing, strings, flute and resounding cymbals.  Hardly the instruments of dirge-like music.  Actually, it’s quite a cross-section of musical instrumentation.  God has opened wide the gates of our worship. 

 

So…

 

Play your instruments with your God-given skills and abilities

Be grateful for the gifts He has given

Inspire others to use their gifts

Thank God often for the gift of music

Accept thanks and recognition humbly

Boast only in Christ

Pray regularly

Pray for your Pastor and pray for your fellow believers

Put your hope in Christ alone

Grow in your love for, and knowledge of God

Enjoy God and stir a passion for Him

Make more of Him, and less of you

Play your instrument with a servant’s heart

 

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven

-Matthew 5:11,12

 

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

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