Saturday, December 26, 2020

December 26 - Psalms 149

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalm 149. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)
  • Psalm 149 is a song of praise to God from the people of the nation Israel. It talks about dancing and making music to God. You can almost see them jumping on their beds singing about God like little kids do when they get excited for Christmas morning.
  • Jesus once said that if we want to really connect with God, we have to come to him like a child. Maybe this picture of excitedly jumping on our beds praising God is a lot closer to what God wants from us than we would expect.
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • We’re reminded of what humankind was created for: to have a relationship with God. We can very quickly lose focus on our purpose in life and some people still don’t know what their purpose is. We’re created by a loving God to be in a love relationship with him.
  • God isn’t about rules or religion. He’s about the relationship. One big part of our side of that relationship is praising God. Not because he’s egotistical but because he deserves it more than anyone else.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • Take some time today and praise God. You don’t have to sing or make music but you can if you want; and if you want to go really crazy then jump up and down on your bed and praise him. How cool would it be if today people all over Las Vegas and the world are jumping on their bed and telling God how much they love him?