September 4, 2020

Praise the Lord!

September 4, 2020


Psalms 149:5-9

“Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing praises for joy on their couches. Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples, to bind their kings with fetters and their noble chains of iron, to execute them the judgement decreed. This is the glory of all his faithful ones. Praise the Lord!” 


Another translation of this passage says “let them sing praises for joy on their beds,” meaning that the people were so full of joy and praise for God that the times that they were awake, was not enough time to praise God. The Enduring Word Commentary states, “The combination of these two – the high praises of God and the two-edged sword – spiritually speaks to every leader among God’s people. The gatherings of God’s people should excel in both praise and the preaching of God’s word. We should always press to have excellent praises of God and a right, sharp handling of the sword of the Spirit.” This Psalm is kind of like a battle cry for the Lord. 


  • What is your battle cry for the Lord? 
  • Where do you praise God?


God, you are so good. Fill us with the awe of you so that we may never stop worshiping you. Amen.