Praise the Lord

Ps 148-150 Have you ever gotten so intensely involved in a book that you aren’t aware of time? Or as you read the last chapter, you wonder why the author chose that ending? From Psalm 1 to Psalm 150, the psalmist asked lots of questions but now draws to a close his thoughts or his conclusion.  People are to praise God because He is the creator and sustainer of all. He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.

Ps 148: Praise God for his revealed creation. Let all creation praise Him for his name alone is exalted; his majesty extends over the earth and sky.

 Ps 149: “Praise Jehovah in the assembly of the godly…For the Lord takes delight in his people;” 

Ps 150: “Praise God in his sanctuary. Praise him when you view the sky; for his mighty acts, his surpassing greatness. Praise him with song and musical instruments. Let us all with one accord praise the Lord.”

Psalm 1 began with words of blessing for those who meditate on His words. Psalm 150 closes with words of praise. In Psalm 45:1 he wrote: “I have composed this special song for the King; my tongue is as skilled as the stylus of an experienced scribe.”

“Great and astounding are your deeds, Lord God, the All-Powerful!” [Rev 15:3]