THE PEOPLE OF GOD
The world is always bestowing honors and rewards.
There are the
Country Music Association Awards, The Academy Awards and the Dove Awards. In
Sports there's The Heisman Trophy, The Lombardi
Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, and many other sports and
non-sports awards. Each government and school plus many businesses are
always giving out honors and awards as well.
But God has given the Christian honors greater than all of the honors and
awards given out by man. God has given us very special honors that nobody
deserves. In order to give us these honors, God sent His Son to die on the
cross for our sins (Romans 5:6-9). In order to receive these honors, we only
need to trust Christ as our Savior (John ). We are awarded eternal life
when we trust Christ, and we are given other special honors. One of the
biggest honors we have is that we become His children (John -13). This
means that we are honored by being the people of God (1 Peter 2:9, Psalm
In Psalm 149 it is the People of God who are called upon to give praise. Of
course, when the people of God are mentioned the Book of Psalms, the nation
us, who are in this age the people of God.
THE PEOPLE OF GOD ARE A DEVOTED PEOPLE - Vss. 1-3
It is the people of God who are to be devoted to their God with praise,
thanksgiving and adoration.
We are the ones who have the best reasons to praise God.
THE PEOPLE OF GOD ARE A DELIVERED PEOPLE - Vss. 4-5
This Psalm was evidently written in celebration of a particular deliverance
that the people of God had received. We as God's people are constantly being
delivered from temptation, trials, and opposition. We as God's people are
also constantly receiving answers to prayer. We are to rejoice in this
THE PEOPLE OF GOD ARE A DEPLOYED PEOPLE - Vss. 6-9
I'm thinking of deployment here in the sense of sending out troops to fight.
God has deployed the Christian today in a different kind of battle.
We are deployed to fight Satan's attacks. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Ephesians
And when the Lord returns to earth to set up His Kingdom, we will be in His
army. Jude 1:14-15