Day 24: Psalm 150
Welcome to the final day of our Psalms devotion series.
Just as this is the last day of this series, Psalm 150 is also the last Psalm in the book, and serves as a brilliant conclusion.
Over this series we have visited difficult Psalms. Psalms which have read like complaints where the writers have been challenged and at the end of themselves. .
We’ve also visited victorious Psalms where the writers have been overcome with how awesome God is.
Across all 150 Psalms we experience brilliant highs, and crippling lows, just like life. But what Psalms teaches is that we should let praise have the last word.
Let praise have the last word
As a child I remember arguments that went on and on, because everybody present wanted to have the last word! Why you may ask, did everybody want the last word?
The last word is important because it’s the winning word. It’s the word that everybody remembers. The last word is the word of victory.
Psalm 150 is a Psalm of pure praise. It has 12 statements of praise.
Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
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.
What I take from this is that in every season, and in every way, we should find ways to praise God.
Indeed verse 6 says let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.
The challenge I pray that you take from this devotional series is that whatever you face in life, whilst we have breath in our lungs, that we be a people who praise God.
Ps Dan Hoyle
Campus Pastor, Bishop Auckland