PSALM 146

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Psalm 146

KEY CONCEPTS

 

Psalms 146-150 are called the "Hallelujah Psalms", because they begin

and end with the word "Hallelujah" in Hebrew. The word means

"Praise The Lord". In Psalm 146, there are 2 key concepts, praise and

trust, which appear time and time again throughout the Psalms. We

need to master these, if we know Christ as Savior.

 

THE RESOLVE TO PRAISE Vss. 1-2

THE REMINDERS TO TRUST Vss. 3-5

THE REASONS FOR PRAISE AND TRUST Vss. 6-10

 

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Psalm 146

HALLELUJAH!

 

I am a fan of the Psalms. The Psalms speak to me where I live. The Psalms

help me to learn, to grow, and to know God better.

There are many themes in the Psalms. We find Christ often. We find tributes

to God's Word, to trust, to Godly living, and numerous other things.

One of the greatest themes in the Psalms is that of praise, worship and

adoration.

 

The last five Psalms (146-150) are known as the "Hallelujah Psalms". They

are called this because they begin and end with the word "Hallelujah". In

the King James Version of scriptures those words are translated "Praise ye

the Lord". Because they begin and end with the Hebrew word "Hallelujah"

they are called the "Hallelujah" psalms.

 

One of the purposes of a sermon is to give reminders. Although we many

"know" something in our head, having been taught it many times, we often

need reminders for our hearts. Our hearts need to be reminded to practice

the truth that we have learned. Psalm 146, the first of the Hallelujah

Psalms, reminds us to praise the Lord!

 

THE INVITATION TO PRAISE - Vs. 1

We've all received invitations to various events. This invitation is one of

the greatest. It is to praise the Lord. This invitation calls me:

To turn my thoughts from myself to my Savior

To look from the daily grind to God

To stop whining and start worshiping

To turn my eyes away from creation on to the Creator

See Revelation 4:11

 

THE ENDURANCE OF PRAISE - Vs. 2

There is nothing wrong with holy resolve. In Psalms we often find the

writer saying, "I will". The psalmist knows what is right and says, "I will

do it!" Modern Christians can certainly use more of this type of holy

resolve. The psalmist sys "While I live will I praise the Lord." That means

my praise is to continue through this life. Psalm 5:3, Psalm 145:21, Psalm

100:4, Psalm 113:3

 

In this verse the psalmist also says, "I will sing praises to my God while I

have my being." I will live this life for an unspecified period of time,

but as a Christian, my being will continue in Heaven for all eternity.

Therefore this life is only "choir practice" for the eternal praise that I

will give around the throne of God.

 

THE ENEMY OF PRAISE - Vss. 3-4

One of the enemies of praise is trust in man. When I trust man I am

worshiping man and not God! I can tell that I am trusting man:

1. When I see an individual as a solution to my problems

2. When I talk more about man than I do about God

3. When I am more concerned about what man things than I am about what God

thinks

Proverbs 29:25, John 5:44

 

THE QUALIFICATION OF PRAISE - Vs. 5

The person who can praise is the man whose help is the God of Jacob, and

whose hope is in the Lord his God.

 

THE REASONS FOR PRAISE - Vss. 6-10

1. God is Creator - Vs. 6

2. God is the Truth - Vs. 6

3. God is Faithful - Vss. 7-9

4. God is King - Vs. 10

 

 

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Psalm 146

CONFIDENCE!

 

MY SONG IS FOR THE LORD - Vss. 1-2

 

MY SECURITY IS IN THE LORD - Vss. 3-5

 

MY STRENGTH IS FROM THE LORD - Vss. 6-10

 

 

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Psalm 146:2-6

GOD IS!

 

GOD IS:

 

THE GREAT BUILDER Vs. 2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

 

THE GREAT HEALER Vs. 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

 

THE GREAT CREATOR Vs. 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

 

THE GREAT POWER Vs. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power:

 

THE GREAT MIND Vs. 5 - his understanding is infinite.

 

THE GREAT JUDGE Vs. 6 - The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

 

 

 

 

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