May 24, 2022 - Psalm 145-150
These last psalms are all those worship and praise psalms with which the book of Psalms ends. David begins: “I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever” (145:1). Continuing: “Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting” (147:1) & “The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love” (148:11) & "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” (150:6)
Charles Spurgeon encourages us: “We may take David’s psalm (145) as a model and aim at making our own personal adoration as much like it as possible . . . Let each Christian reader present his own praise unto the Lord.” Furthermore, “We should see abundant cause in each day for rendering special blessing unto the Lord. All before the day, all in the day, all following the day should constrain us to magnify our God every day, all the year round. Our love to God is not a matter of holy days: every day is alike holy to holy men.” We should always be praising the Lord!
Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness, alleluia, alleluia!
To God all thanks and praise belong!
Join in the everlasting song:
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! -- St. Francis of Assisi (1225)