Today’s post is part of our Psalm Saturdays series from guest blogger Robert Chamberlain. You can contact him by sending a message to bobjc88 @ gmail.com.
Psalm 149:1–9 (ESV)
1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!
2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
3 Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
5 Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,
7 to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples,
8 to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron,
9 to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the LORD!
Hallelujah! There’s always room for new songs of praise to the Lord. We have every reason to be glad in God our Maker.
May we rejoice in our King! There should even be room for dancing in our worship of Him! If we can play musical instruments, we should play them for Him.
It’s a wonderful truth that God takes pleasure in us. He doesn’t save us through gritted teeth. He crowns us with salvation.
We have every reason to sing for joy to the Lord in praise and worship. The sword of the Spirit is the word of God, we should wield it to convict the world in regards to sin and righteousness and judgement. “With the sword that makes the wounded whole, we will fight with faith and valour”.
It is an honour for us to correctly handle the word of truth. It has power to set the world right way up. Hallelujah!
“Lord our Maker, thank You for Your word, the sword of the Spirit. Please help us to live according to it, to the honour of Your name, amen.”
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