Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Praise the Lord

Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! - Psalm 150

Psalms ended simply, but brilliantly with a call to praise the Lord. There is nothing really deep or profound or theological here.

It is simply a psalm about praise.

Praise the Lord
Praise him the sanctuary and in the earth.
Praise him for what he does and who he is.
Praise him with instruments and dance
Praise the Lord.

There does not look like there is much to limit our praise. My background tends to be a bit conservative and unemotional when it comes to praise. And, that is okay. But God seems like we should be excited about our praise for Him as we are when our team scores the try to win the Six Nations or goes to Chicago and beats the All-Blacks.

Praise should never be a drudgery or a bother or a task.  Praise should come from our hearts as we reflect on all the goodness of God. Maybe if we praised a bit more those we are sharing with would be excited about what we have in Christ!

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