Bible In One Year-Day 288 (Tuesday, October 15, 2013)
Commentary: Psalms146-150. The Psalmist started the book of Psalms with the benefits of being principled in God. He, then, through the chapters narrated his ordeals in life. In these last five chapters, he praised the Lord and encourages us to do same at all times. In his word, he said nothing is as good as using your life to praise the Lord.
Psalms 146:1-2 “Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.”
To have your ‘being’ is to have your spirit in the flesh. It is to have God’s breathe in you. It is for your flesh to still be in connection with life. It is for your spirit to be conscious of the divine. Once the spirit is separated from the flesh, a man ceases to exist on earth. As a result, all that the man has begins to decay to non-existence; even his plans. It is a pity that those who make plans for children unborn are ignorant of this fact. The only enduring investment a man can make is to make sure that the spirit of the children receives life. This is the message of the psalmist.
Psalms 146:3-5 “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts (i.e. plans) perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:”
The best a man could do for himself is to hope in God. The psalmist says “happy” is he who does this. To be happy in this sense is to have a SINGING SPIRIT. This singing spirit is not to stand before the congregation and lead in a powerful praise and worship, or special number. A singing spirit is that which;
- Know how good God is.
- Counts his blessings and name them one by one.
- Talks less of the problems but speaks more of God’s goodness.
- Sees the attributes of God and praise Him for that.
- He realizes that it is good to praise Him in every situation even if the situation is not in agreement with praises.
Psalms 147:1 “Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.”
6. Appreciates the works of God in the universe.
7. Moves ahead despite all condemnations and distractions.
8. Learns through afflictions and difficult times.
9. Believe God for a joyous end.
10. Hopes in God through thick and thin.
11. Sees God’s hand through thick darkness of this world.
Psalmist conclusively realizes that THROUGH IT ALL God has been so good to him.
Psalms 150:1-6 “Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.”
The purpose of God’s breathe in you is to glorify Him through unceasing praises. A singing spirit is only for those who hope in God; such will definitely praise Him without being told to do so.
Psalms 42:5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.”
May the Lord bless you with a SINGING SPIRIT, in the name of Jesus. Here we conclude the book of Psalms
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Isaiah1-4. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
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