Psalms - Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah
Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah
Text: Psalm 148
Thesis: To prove that Christians are to live a life that constantly praises Jehovah God.
(1) One has entitled this psalm as a “choir of creation” (Kidner 487).
(2) This psalm “is a dialogue of a man with God, a man who is completely sure of God’s love and care for the universe” (Knight DSB 357).
(3) Psalms 146-150 is a praise collection that were used at some point as a part of the daily prayers in the synagogue worship (VanGemeren 864).
(4) Let us note 2 main points:
I. Praise the Lord
A. This psalm begins and ends on this call to praise Yaweh.
B. A division of the text may be:
1. Praise Him in heaven (vv. 1-6)
2. Praise Him on earth (vv. 7-12)
3. Praise Him by His people (vv. 13-14)
C. In vv. 7-12, the organization of God’s creation reflects the general order of the days of Creation.
D. People praise Him because:
1. The Position Held by God (v. 13)
2. The Care Given by God (v. 14)
a. He has endowed them with glory/horn.
b. He has a special place in His heart for them.
II. Purpose of Life
A. Matt. 5.16 – Let light shine so men may glorify God
B. Rom. 12.1 – Present Bodies as a living, holy sacrifice
C. Ecc. 12.13 – Reverence God and keep His commandments
(1) We serve an amazing God.
(2) Our lives should exemplify what our hearts feel for Him.
(3) Will you live in such a way as daily to praise God?