Psalms 146-150 – Day 24

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Psalms 146-150 – Day 24

Psalm 149:1

Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His faithful people.

The Thought

The commands in this psalm, to praise the Lord, are to both individuals and groups! This first one seems to be to the individuals who are part of a church group.How many people in your church or in the mid week home group you attend do not sing because they say “I don’t have a good voice”?

Nowhere in our Bibles are we told to sing if we think we can! We are to sing for joy because of who God is and all He has done, for us and for many others.

In 2 Chronicles 20:21 we read that Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to The Lord and to praise Him for His holiness as they went out at the head of the army saying: “Give thanks to The Lord, for His love endures forever.”

This would be no secret ambush, we can imagine that Jehoshaphat’s idea was that the enemy would hear the singing and be afraid because the enemy was advancing with confidence; not a confidence in themselves, but in the supernatural being that would help them win the battle!

After the Israelites had escaped from Egypt by crossing the Red Sea and seeing Pharaoh and his army, chariots, horses and all drowned in the sea that had parted for God’s people, Moses sang a spontaneous song of praise. At the end his sister Miriam took a tambourine and began to dance (Exodus 15:1-21)!


Read Exodus 15:1-21, the song of Moses, today and be encouraged to praise God for things He has done for you.

Praise God that He doesn’t always listen to what we say or sing, but He hears our hearts, and He loves to hear our voices whether others around us do or not.

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