1 Praise the Lord.
Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.
2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
3 Let them praise his name with dancing
and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
4 For the Lord takes delight in his people!
He crowns the humble with victory!
5 Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor
and sing for joy on their beds!
6 May the praise of God be in their mouths
and a double-edged sword in their hands,
7 to inflict vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples,
8 to bind their kings with fetters,
their nobles with shackles of iron,
9 to carry out the sentence written against them—
this is the glory of all his faithful people.
Praise the Lord.
When the song of the angels is stilled.
When the star in the sky is gone.
When the kinds and princes are home.
When the shepherds are back with their flock.
The work of Christ(mas) begins:
The find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.
Alleluia! Unto us a child is born. ~Author Unknown
1 Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy
Blessed are the merciful, they shall obtain mercy.
Rebuke is part of Scriptures - we have to be cautious with tender hearts.
Well, why would the tone of Psalm 149 change radically?
We all get one choice to honor God and do His Plan.
To go our own way and do things in selfishness. And do His Plan. One Choice. The plan of God. Just without His Spirit to propel us. To believe the goodness of God love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness, with self-control.
Reading Psalm 149 causes the one absolute remembrance my oldest son graduated with Political Science - All Governments fall. Making the 2,000 years of Christian Church history an amazing work and wonder of God.
What provides the success of a government? Praise from His faithful people.
What is the need? Prayer. Hope. Faith. Expecting God to act in our lives.
God loves mercy from His beloved people.
The Power of Jesus in prayer for our nation and the world. Our prayers:
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord
Abraham was known to be bold to the Lord for His Mercy. Let us read this Psalm as Abraham tussles. We know we see injustice in the news a lot. We know people facing injustice. Pray with verve!
We pray for God to provide Mercy. For just punishment to allow the Fruit of the Spirit to flourish. We pray world leaders spreading events not pleasing to a loving God will have God change and bind their heart for His noble purpose. Our God of Love will be praised for justice and his faithful people will see a Godly peace. Pray over the news. Why watch if you are not going to pray? Without prayer nothing is changed. So many men returning from war will tell you they could feel the prayer.
Remembering that Psalm 150 purposefully follows Psalm 149. Not letting our prayers become bogged down. Looking to see the Good.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
Father God, knowing Your storehouses are not empty. To remember Your willingness to heal. We lift up our hearts, souls, lives to You to direct. Father know all of our soul, body and will. Be our driving force in the Name of Jesus - draw us to You. In Jesus. Amen.
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