Israel Invoked to Praise the Lord.
149 Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
- Israel invoked to Praise the Lord
o Chapter 148 was about the same subject (listen to the podcast @ Outbless.com)
- Israel means “in awe of peace” and “teaching peace”
o Once we understand that God Almighty sent His one and only Son to die on a cross to pay for our sins so we could be forgiven and have peace with God again - you will be in awe that God was willing to pay such a heavy price for you!
o God teaches us peace by sending His Son, His word and the Holy Spirit
§ By grace you are saved not of works, lest any man should boast
§ It is all God’s doing and He is still teaching us !
- If you are in awe of His peace, then you are also being “invoked” to actively Praise the Lord” – this involves your mouth, your lips, your tongue, your throat and most importantly your heart.
o If you the truth of your salvation has truly set in you can’t help but want to praise Him with your voice outloud even if you can’t sing very well (make a joyful noise to the Lord)
- Praise the Lord!
o This is a command. It’s not optional
o We should Praise God daily for everything has already done and what He does today and tomorrow as well
- Sing to the Lord a new song
o This means a new song that you have not sang before
o Its going to requires some thought and preparation
o You may have to write a song
o You may have to write a melody
o You may have to write the notes to be played on instructions
o This is what is involved in a new song
o Then you must sing it, practice it and then perform it as a sacrifice to God Himself!
- And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones
o This means in church the ecclesia (a gathering of believers)
o It can be a home church or phone church or big church (it doesn’t matter)
o When we come together there should be praise & worship of the one true God
o This pleases God and should be done with great joy and thanksgiving in our hearts
§ We can’t thank Him or praise Him enough
§ Is that what is in your heart today?
2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.
- Let Israel be glad in his Maker
o Israel is a place
o Israel is a nation
o Israel is a tribe of people
o Israel is also everyone who has been grafted in by faith in Jesus Christ
§ in awe of peace
- Notice what we should be glad in
o His Maker
o Jesus Christ made everything you can see and touch
o We should be exceeding glad in our Maker!
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