Psalms Reading – 5.20.2022
1 Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
This psalm answers all the journalist’s questions.
What are we to do? Praise the Lord
Where are we to do so? In his sanctuary and in the mighty heavens.
Why are we to do so? For His acts of power and His surpassing greatness.
How are we to do so? With the sounding of the trumpet, with harp and lyre, with timbrel and dancing, with strings and pipe, with resounding cymbals.
Who is to do so? Everything that has breath.
What a fitting way to end the Psalms with such a full-throated call to praise. Does your effort of praise reflect what this psalm calls us to do? It is to be expressed with high energy to reflect the majestic beauty and glory of our God. Every breathing creature is to be included in this symphony of blessing to the Lord.
May our voices joyfully and loudly enter the chorus of all creation as we express our abundant appreciation and deepest love for who our Lord is and what He has done.
Memory Verse: Psalm 147:3, He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Question(s) to Consider: Does this psalm encourage you to enter your personal and public worship times any differently? If so, what will you do?