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