Sunday, June 29, 2014




1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals:praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.Praise ye the LORD.


THE FIRST PSALM (PSALM 1) contains only 6 verses and speaks of the man who is blessed. The last psalm (Psalm 150) also contains 6 verses but speaks of the God who is praised.  No more fitting conclusion to the psalter could have been written. While the other four books of the Psalms end with a brief verse of two of doxology, Psalm 150 in its entirety forms the doxology to consummate the fifth book

As the final song of praise, it appropriately answers four key questions about praise:

1) Where should God be praised?  Everywhere from His sanctuary on earth to His heavenly creation.

2)  Why should God be praised?  For His powerful deeds on behalf of men and for His inherent greatness.

3) How should God be praised? With every suitable instrument man can offer with his God-given creativity and artistry.

4) Who should praise God? Everything that breathes. Through every verse the psalm is cast in the form of a call to praise, the hymn is certainly prophetic of a day when every  creature will in fact bow in praise to the Almighty God.

----Commentary from The King James Bible for Women 

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