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From Beginning to End

From Beginning to End (MJT Psalm 145-150)

We have a lot of reasons to praise our God, our father, and the last 5 psalms are perfect reminders that we should. We are created to begin and end our lives with praise to the one who loved us enough to create and redeem us.  The one who created us to engage the world as though we matter, because to Him, we do. SO for this FINAL journey through Psalm post, I will be the journalist and list who should praise, how we should praise, where/when we should praise and finally WHY we should praise Him.

Who should Praise God
  1. Angels (148: 2)
  2. Heavenly Hosts (148:2)
  3. Sun/Moon/Stars (148:3)
  4. Skies and Weather (148: 4 & 8)
  5. Sea creatures (148: 7)
  6. Ocean Depths (148: 7)
  7. Vegetation and Land (148: 9)
  8. Land and Sky Creatures (148: 10)
  9. Rulers of Men (148:11)
  10. Young men and women (148:12)
  11. Old men and women (148: 12)
  12. Children (148: 12

So….everyone and everything God created should praise him. I also find it interesting that these are listed basically in the order that God created them (a throwback to Genesis 1).

How God Should be Praised
  1. Through song (149: 1)
  2. Through rejoicing and gladness (149: 2)
  3. Through dancing (149:3)
  4. With musical instruments (149:3 & 150:3-5)
  5. By jumping on/out of bed (149: 5)
  6. Through our words/conversation (149:6)
  7. In battles, losses, and victories (149:6)
  8. Through executing justice (149:9)

So, basically, though, with and by everything we do and all that we feel.

When and Where We should Praise the Lord
  1. In His Sanctuary (150:1)
  2. In the heavens (150:2)
  3. Everyday (145:2)
  4. Everywhere (145:2)
  5. Forever (145:2 & 146: 2)
Why We Should Praise the Lord
  1. He is great beyond measure and comprehension (145: 3 & 150: 2)
  2. He performs mighty acts and wonderful/awesome works (145:5, 11-12 & 150:2)
  3. He is good and righteous (145:7, 9 & 17)
  4. He is gracious and compassionate (145: 8-9)
  5. He is slow to anger (145: 8)
  6. He is rich in love (145: 8, 13, & 17)
  7. His kingdom is everlasting (145: 13, 146:10)
  8. He is faithful to his promises (145: 13, 19 & 146:6)
  9. He is open and satisfies our needs (145:16 & 146:7)
  10. He is near to those who cry out  (145:18-19)
  11. He destroys the wicked (145:20, 146:9 & 147:6)
  12. He watches over and protects those who love him (145:20 & 147:12-14)
  13. He is the creator of everything (146:6, 147: 4, 8-10, 16-18 & 148:5)
  14. He upholds the cause of the oppressed, aliens, fatherless, and widows (146:7 & 9)
  15. He sets prisoners free (146:7)
  16. He gives sight to the blind (146:8)
  17. He is exalting (146:8 & 147:2)
  18. He heals the brokenhearted (147:3)
  19. He is understanding (147: 5)
  20. He sustains the humble (147: 6)
  21. He delights in strength and honor (147:10-11)
  22. He keeps order for his people (147:19-20)

And this is just from 5 psalms…go back through the rest and I guarantee you’ll find more to add to the list, but this is a great place to start.

And so let everyone, everywhere praise the Lord!