Psalms 146-150 – Day 25

This post is Day 25 in a series of studies about “Psalms 146-150”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Psalms 146-150 – Day 25

Psalm 149:2-3

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with timbrel and harp.

The Thought

In the early years of the people of Israel, they were a relatively small family group. Remember that Israel’s 11th son Joseph was treated badly by his brothers, because of his dreams which he shared with them. They became offended and eventually sold him as a slave, but God had a plan to fulfil those dreams and after many years of God-events, Joseph became a leader in Egypt. (Next month’s study is looking at Joseph.)

Because of a famine, all Joseph’s family were reconciled, and they ended up joining him in Egypt (Genesis 47). Life was good for many years, until generations later there was a Pharaoh who didn’t know about Joseph (Exodus 1:8) and mistreated the people of God. That is when God chose Moses to become their leader and help them escape from slavery.

For many generations, the people of Israel wandered in the desert alternatively rejoicing because God had done great things for them, or complaining because they were suffering, afraid or poor! They eventually settled in their “promised land” but once more became unhappy and asked God for an earthly king, that is when Saul was chosen (1 Samuel 9).

The verses today are encouraging the people to be happy with their heavenly king: the Most High God.


Praise Jesus today that He is still on the throne with His Father, The most high God who is still watching over His people and knows when even the smallest sparrow falls to the ground (Matthew 10:29).

Throughout the psalms we are encouraged to do as the Israelites did and make music and sing to The Lord! Take some time to do that today.

Pray for the musicians in your church, whether an individual on organ or guitar, or a modern group with cymbals and drums.

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