Daily Devotion of Psalm 135
Much of the Book
of Psalms reminds the believer to be thankful for a mighty God and all He has done for His people. This Psalm is no different. This chapter starts with “Praise ye the Lord,” and it ends with the same reminder.
Old Testament and New Testament believers should have one grateful emotion in common with each other. We both have so much to be thankful for. We have so many reasons we should be praising the Lord.” Some of which we should be appreciative to the Lord for, include:
- For His controlling of the weather (Psalm 135:7).
- For God’s deliverance of Egpyt’s bondage of Israel (Psalm 135:8). Today’s believers also need to be thankful for safety in this life and liberation from sin.
- For the miracles, God allowed to happen in lives (Psalm 135:9).
- For deliverance from enemies (Psalm 135:10-11).
- For the land, God gave Israel (Psalm 135:12)!
- For his enduring faithfulness to His people (Psalm 135:13).
- For His future judgments (Psalm 135:14). Many believe they have gotten away from their sin or wrong-doing. They have not. Judgment day has not yet come for them, but it will one day!
All have so much for which to praise the Lord. Unfortunately, the majority are blind to His working in their lives.
“The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather.” — Barrie
Words to Understand:
Praise: show and vocalize thankfulness, in these verses, to God.
Vapours: an exalted one; a king
1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.
2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,
3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
5 ¶ For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.
13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.
14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
15 ¶ The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:
20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.
21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.