Meditations-Psalms 149-150- ‘in the Firmament of His Power’

Main points we need focus upon are as follows;

in the firmament of the power is of honor, and is invested on his saints to execute judgment as written. This covers both heaven and the earth respectively.

1; new song in the congregation of saints is a paraphrase of Re.14:1. Their number is given 144,000. 2. They are qualified as children of Zion. In vs. 2 they are to be joyful in the king and he the Lamb. Both together form part of the Throne of  God and of Lamb (Re.22:1). Their glory is given in vv.4-5, ‘He will beautify the meek with salvation./ Let the saints be joyful in glory:’ They were meek and as Jesus in his sermon on the mount said,’the meek shall inherit the earth(Matt.5:5).’ The psalmist speaks of their beauty as on account of salvation. Their kingdom is what their Redeemer Lord promised them. When God repossesses it from the wicked it is for his saints. We know it shall carry another name, new earth. 

When the vision of the Lord appeared to Apostle of John on the isle of Patmos  He saw a sharp two edged sword going out of his mouth(Re.1:16)’. The Psalmist here is filling the details absent in the apocalyptic vision. Compare the vv.7-9 with the The Book of the Revelation ch.19.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war./12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself./13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God./And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war (Re.19:11-13)”.

Now the last two psalms for reading:

Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.

 

Psalm 150

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

If God willing we shall continue with our Bible Study in the coming year. When God called me for this Word ministry He made me understand the necessity of studying the Bible as God document. The only point I ever kept before me was the Word and its holiness. I have merely given here each day what grace of God worked through me.

Thank God for having kept me from falling in these five years since I first decided to share my love for the word with the world. This is His work and I am quite settled in mind that it shall continue to work others even though I may stop at some point.

I lay down my tasks with a prayer that whosoever visits my blog be refreshed as well. I have also learned by going through them myself and so help me God. Amen.

Benny

About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.
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