Sunday, 23 April 2017

Young and old

Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth; Both young men and maidens; Old men and children. Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. And He has exalted the horn of His people, The praise of all His saints— Of the children of Israel, A people near to Him. Praise the LORD! - Psalm 148:11-14

Psalm 148 is one of those psalms which is simply a song full of praise to our God for who He is. The first part is all about creation praising God, but then the psalmist turns to the importance of people praising God and He makes it clear that all people should be praising Him.

The first part of the psalm speaks of how Creation praises God by its very nature. Then He turns to how people should praise God.

Kings and all people
Princes and all judges
Young men and maidens
Old men and children

In other words ‘let everything that has breath praise the Lord.’

We teach children the importance of praising the Lord with many of our children’s’ songs. We have times of ‘praise and worship’ in many of our services. Psalm 71 speaks of our need to continue to magnify the Lord even when we are old and grey headed.

It is never the early to praise the Lord. We are never too young or too old or too rich or too poor or to unknown or two famous to the praise the Lord.Just praise the Lord.  

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