Psalms 146-150 – Day 30

This post is Day 30 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 30

Psalm 150:3-5

Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with timbrel and dancing, praise Him with the strings and pipe, praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals.

The Thought

This psalm gives us the picture of a party or celebration rather than the serious calm of many of our churches. There is a time for everything, as the writer of Ecclesiastes 3 tells us. That chapter goes on to say that there is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3:4).

When it is time to praise The Lord, that is not something we should do quietly according to the verses today! We are called to make a noise; a joyful noise (Psalms 33:3, Psalm 98:4). For most of us, that is not something we can do without movement, and all of us are encouraged to dance.

That is what Miriam did after the Israelites had crossed the Red Sea with dry feet, then as they turned to look at the miracle they had just witnessed, they saw another miracle:- the whole Egyptian army who were in pursuit drowned as God allowed the water to return to its place (Exodus 15:20-21)! What an amazing God we serve!

Obeying the commands given to us in the psalm today is difficult in the pews of many of our churches! But nothing can stop us from rejoicing in the Lord with singing and dancing in the privacy of our own homes, or as we walk in the countryside or by the sea.


Read Ecclesiastes 3 today and contemplate some of the verses there. It is an interesting chapter of changing emotions. Make a decision to spend more time in praise for the amazing God who created our beautiful world.

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