A Psalm of Praise.
150 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty [c]expanse.
- A Psalm of Praise
o A Psalm is a song which is meant to be memorized and sang
o This is because God doesn’t want us to forget these words
- It’s not just any Psalm
o It’s a Psalm of Praise
§ These are the words that we might want to use
o It’s the last Psalm in the book of Psalms
§ 150 chapters end with this one
§ 3 x 50 = 150
§ Three is the number of the trinity
· God the Father
· God the Son
· God the Holy Spirit
· Three in One
§ Fifty is the number for Pentecost
· 50 days after the Jews were set free from the bondage in Egypt, God gave Moses the law
· 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead, the Holy Spirit fell of those waiting in the upper room them like cloven tongues of fire
§ 5 is the number for grace
§ 10 is the number for the Law and man’s responsibility to keep it
§ 5 x 10 is grace multiplied which fulfills all the law
- Praise the Lord!
o This is the third repeat in a row (Psalm 148, 149 & 150)
o This is not by mistake
o Praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- Praise God in His sanctuary
o His sanctuary is the church (the ecclesia “ a gathering together”
o Whenever we gather in Jesus name we should praise the Lord!
o It pleases God when we praise the Lord !
o God also tells us that our bodies are the sanctuary and that He lives in us
o So praise the Lord from deep within you (inside your heart)
§ Singing songs and praises Him all day and night
§ When you wake up and when go to sleep
§ This attitude of gratitude and singing should always be on our heart & lips
2 Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
- Praise Him for His mighty deeds
o What are His might deeds
o How about that He died and rose again on the 3rd day to prove He is God
o He has risen. He is alive. He sits on the right side of the Father even now.
o He brought ten plagues o Egypt to cause them to let His people go
o He killed all the first born of man and beast in the land of Egypt except those who had blood on the door posts (a symbol of the cross).
o He parted the red sea and guided His people through on dry land safely
o He closed the red sea and drowned the Egyptian army (Israel’s enemies)
o He provided for millions of Jews wandering in the dessert for 40 years
§ He provided them food and water daily
§ He provided them with clouds to cool the heat during the day
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