Psalms 146-150 – Day 19

This post is Day 19 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 19

Psalm 148:1-2

Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights above.
Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His heavenly hosts.

The Thought

This third psalm in our study this month begins as do the others with the expression Praise the Lord. Is this a command? A recommendation? Or just a heart-wish from the psalmist?

There are many people who spend a lot of time praising Jesus and encouraging others to do the same. Sometimes people do this from a real wish that the listener would give praise to God Almighty because He has done something wonderful for them. Sometimes it is an encouragement to honour the Lord who is generous with His people. Other times, we sing praises because we are lost for words and don’t know what to say or do in a specific situation, so we quote the verses we know and sing the song we feel is appropriate at the time.

There are times when praising the Lord, whether in songs or prayers, can be a response from our heads, and not our hearts. That is OK! Praise is always good, and singing praises can change our emotions from sad to happy, it can help us focus on what really matters rather than the earthly problems we might be facing.

The second verse today makes me smile! The psalmist is encouraging the Heavenly beings to praise his God! Has he forgotten that that is what they do 24/7? No! Rather he is reminding himself that he can join them in their praises.


Remind yourself today that God has round the clock worship from his Heavenly servants, the angels and archangels. Take time to join them today, and sing your heart out to The Lord. It will energise you, and bring you a peace which transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

Read Philippians 4 today and be encouraged and at peace.

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