By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)
Scripture Readings: Psalms 149-150
Key Scripture Verses: Psalm 150:6 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.”
The Book of Psalms ends with these two psalms that call the reader to “Praise the Lord.”
Faithful Christians have much to praise God for, “for the Lord takes delight in his people.” He made us. He loves us. He sustains us.
The psalmist tells us how God loves to hear our voices in song and our worship with music and tells us several ways to praise him:
Praise him in his sanctuary and in the heavens.
Praise him for his power and his greatness.
Praise him in song.
Praise him with dancing.
Praise him by sounding the trumpet, playing the harp and lyre. Praise him with cymbals, string instruments, and pipes.
Make a “joyful noise” in praise of the God of love. He will delight in our worship!
Praise the Lord for all that he is and all that he does.
Praise the Lord!