Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 4-18-18

April 18, 2018

Psalm 150 New Living Translation (NLT)

There are so many great lessons from the Psalter for God’s people—His worshipers.  The Psalter is essentially a book of songs.  Music has always played a big part in worship; it is not something enjoyed only by our culture.  We see singing, dancing, and playing of musical instruments in the Old Testament, as well as in the New Testament.  Praise is essential for our journey; we are called to praise the Lord with every aspect of our being.

I hope you take time to read the Psalms at least once each year.   In Psalm 1, the writer wants us to know there are two paths laid before God’s human creation: the path of the godly and the path of the wicked.  Even though God leads us toward the godly path, we must choose to travel it and remain faithful.  In the final song, Psalm 150, all of God’s creation is filled with praise because of his faithfulness to fulfill all he has promised if we will simply stay on the godly path.  Enjoy today’s reading and praise the Lord!

Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;

    praise him in his mighty heaven!

Praise him for his mighty works;

    praise his unequaled greatness!

Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn;

    praise him with the lyre and harp!

Praise him with the tambourine and dancing;

    praise him with strings and flutes!

Praise him with a clash of cymbals;

    praise him with loud clanging cymbals.

Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

Prayer:  Father, with every breath may my soul turn to praise you; to worship you. Your goodness and faithfulness to me is unequaled.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen. 

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