PSALM 149

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Psalm 149

THE PEOPLE OF GOD

 

The world is always bestowing honors and rewards.

There are the Peabody Awards, The Emmy Awards, The Nobel Peace Prize, The

Country Music Association Awards, The Academy Awards and the Dove Awards. In

Sports there's The Heisman Trophy, The Lombardi Trophy, The Stanley Cup,

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 3:16). 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 1:12-13). This

means that we are honored by being the people of God (1 Peter 2:9, Psalm

100:3).

 

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

Israel is in view. This is a Psalm for Israel, but it is also a Psalm for

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

deliverance.

 

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.

Israel was often used as an instrument of God in judgment.

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

6:10-18

And when the Lord returns to earth to set up His Kingdom, we will be in His

army. Jude 1:14-15

 

 

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