Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
The festive mood of Psalm 149 extends to people of various backgrounds. There are people who sing, who dance, who fight, who are judges, and, in verse five, even those who are in bed - sick, old, or tired. No matter your place in life, you arecalled to praise the Lord, on our own or in assembly. If you have an instrument, use it.
Psalm 149 never once tells a reason for praise to God. None is needed. As we consider who the Lord is and what he does, we find his praises come out of us naturally. He shows that he is the Lord of all, and he does it again and again.
The Bible presents God as the good and merciful king of all. For that, we rightly owe him ourlove, honor, obedience, and praise, both now and forever.
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