Worship – 2 why to praise the Lord

The Aim of this devotional study is to reflect on the motive study the motivation for praising the Lord.

Scripture

Psalms 150:1-6

1  Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!

2  Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!

3  Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! 4  Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! 5  Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

6  Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

Observation and Reflection

  1. In your own words rephrase what does this Psalm teach the hearer/ reader?
  2. Now, answer these questions about the appeal to “Praise the Lord”!
    1. Where ought one to “Praise the Lord”? (v1) What does that imply?
    2. For what ought one to “Praise the Lord”? (v2) What does that imply?
    3. How ought one to “Praise the Lord”? (v3-5) What does that imply?
    4. Who ought to “Praise the Lord”? (v6) What does that imply?

Application and Prayer

  1. As in the Psalm, praise the Lord “for his mighty deeds”
    1. By reciting the amazing works the Lord has done in the past for Israel
    2. By recalling the good things the Lord has done for you in the past
  2. As in the Psalm, praise the Lord “for his excellent greatness”
    1. By reciting his attributes: God is holy, all-mighty, all-knowing, everywhere, ever-living, unchanging…
    2. By worshipping his characteristics: God is righteous, faithful, truthful, merciful, kind…

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