Psalm 134; 146-150 Praise the Lord
One thought runs continuously throughout these psalms, which is to praise the Lord! That is how we find peace in the midst of all that is going on in this sin-filled world. The psalmist is aware of God’s place in the redemption of His people and calls them to praise Him. Ps 148:14 “And He has exalted the horn of His people, The praise of all His saints––Of the children of Israel, A people near to Him.” [Ps 148:14]NKJV
Three times the Lord has brought His people out of captivity. Out of Ur, Abram came to Canaan and heard the promise: I will give your descendants this land—but they squandered it. So, God sent them into Egypt for 390 yrs. of captivity. Then God called them and they returned to the land. Many years later, they squandered that promise again. So God sent them for 70 yrs. into Babylonian captivity. But, as He had done in the past, He returned them to the land. Many, many years later, the Jews were scattered around the world because they refused to submit to God’s plan. At the end of God’s perfect timing, He sent them back to the land in 1948. How patient is our God.
Remember this promise: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” [1Pet 2:9]
Give Him praise!