Psalm 150:3-6a NIV 2011
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. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
This final psalm completes the book of Psalms. The author offers instructions as to how the people were to praise the Lord. An orchestra and dance is used to describe the ways the Lord should be praised. Their use was a guide for the people. The people were to celebrate and praise God for all His mighty deeds. 2 Samuel 6:5, “David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals.” God’s people corporately praised the Lord. The Lord is worthy of praise.
Two of the words from Merriam Webster’s dictionary description of worthy are praiseworthy and priceless. The Lord is both of those. But why is praise the last thing we do when something happens to us? In this Psalm of 6 verses praise is used thirteen times. Reading through this today struck me how God used and divinely inspired the writers to record His Truth. This is my reminder to daily remain close to God through praise and adoration for all He’s done and will do in my life. God is worthy of praise.
How do we worship and praise God?
He is worthy,