Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

December 1st

Psalm 135:1-6

The admonition to “Praise ye the LORD” is repeated several times in this portion of the psalm, and the words “The LORD hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure,” remind us of Israel’s place in the heart and plan of God. The Lord is great and good, and He does whatever He pleases to do in heaven and on earth. Worship is characterized by “praise,” and the worship center (“house of the LORD”) should be filled with it. The Lord wants us to acknowledge Him and His greatness, and to sing it unto His Name. Verse 3 reminds us “for it is pleasant.”

  1. The praise that the Lord wants from us – verse 1
  2. The place where this praise should be given – verse 2
  3. The pleasantness of praise to the Lord – verse 3
  4. The priority of Israel in the heart of God – verse 4
  5. The position of our God above all – verse 5
  6. The pleasure of the Lord – verse 6

When we praise the Lord we are doing His will and being a blessing to His heart. He designed us to worship Him, and we will be quite restless and unfulfilled until we find ourselves directing our praise to Him alone!

Verse for Meditation

Verse 5 – “For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.”

Meditation Prayer

“I praise You, Lord for Your greatness and Your goodness and that You do whatever pleases You.”

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