Ready to Worship 021: “Power for Praise” (Psalm 135)


Episode #021
Recorded Wednesday, June 12, 2013
“Power for Praise” (Psalm 135)

HOST: Chris Clevenger



Show Notes:

  • Jews attended three feasts in Jerusalem every year: Passover (Spring), Pentecost (Early Summer), and Tabernacles (Autumn) (Exodus 23:14-19)
  • Traditionally they travelled in family or community groups to the city of David (Luke 2:41-52).
  • As they journey they sang the “Psalms of Ascent” (Psalm 120-134) to prepare for worship.
  • Psalm 135 begins with “praised” repeated 4 times and ends with “bless” repeated 4 times.
  • By taking different portions of Scripture, the inspired poet creates a Mosaic of reasons why God should be praised.
  • In this sense, he provided the “Power for Praise.”
  • Praise God For His Goodness (Psalm 135:3)
  • Praise God For His Election (Psalm 135:4)
  • Praise God For His Power (Psalm 135:5-7)
  • Praise God For His Works (Psalm 135:8-12)
  • Praise God For His Permanence (Psalm 135:13)
  • Praise God For His Judgments (Psalm 135:14)
  • Praise God For His Life (Psalm 135:15-18)

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