This is the last psalm in the Bible. Its one of the shortest but it teaches us a very profound lesson about the various ways of praising the Lord our God. The first mentioned is giving praise to God in His Sanctuary. The words sanctuary, temple and house and body are often times interchangeable in scripture.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says~
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s
In this case, ‘praise Him in HIS sanctuary’, means, yes, praise Him with your body!
When in Christ, we no longer live by our own but in Christ who lives in us!
see Galatians 2:20~
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
God’s will and purpose for you is to serve Him and give Him glory in all you do, use your body to glorify Him and give Him praise!
The psalm says ‘praise Him in the firmament of His Power’ – I’m thinking: ‘the Heavens’, lets praise Him in the Heavens and pray for His Kingdom to come and destroy the works of the enemy in our lives and in this world.
Then its says “praise Him for His mighty acts …according to His excellent greatness”. You see, all glory belongs only to our God and to Him alone because He’s the only one able to give life, He is our Great and Awesome God, He’s never surprised about anything. His ‘excellent greatness’ is everywhere – look at the world around you, the mountains, nature and the creation, the seas and the celestial expanse, and much more…your very breath and life! He wants to give us better things than these, a better world in Eternal Life with Him. If only we’d love Him more than His gifts.
The rest of the psalm tells of other ways to praise Him (which seem mostly musical, but definitely have a hidden wisdom there too) – for we all have our unique individual styles like instruments in an orchestra. Whatever ministry you are in, whatever talent you have, whatever thing you are good at, praise God with it as it is His will and purpose for you to praise Him, worship Him and glorify Him with that gift.
play – Mar 16 Psalm 150 – Praise Him
@Sound Check> Here’s a quick take I made today. The earliest one made back in October 27, 2012 had a detail I couldn’t fix at this point. Psalms and any other word of scripture need to be as accurate as possible to the Word of God, its no joke to mess around with God’s Word. I pray we don’t make that mistake. Grant us wisdom and discernment, O God. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.