If someone asked you to boast about God right now, what would you say? Why?
As a group read Psalm 150 and answer the following four questions:
- Who are we to praise?
- Where are we to praise him?
- Why are we to praise him?
- How are we to praise him?
"Praise" is a word that appears regularly in this Psalm. In the Hebrew, it is the word from which we get "Hallelujah". Basically it means to give highest praise to or about someone, to celebrate them, or to boast about them.
As a group, list 7-10 "boasts" you can make about God right now.
The author of this Psalm undoubtedly thought of the Temple as God's tabernacle. Where is God's tabernacle presently? How does this change where we worship him?
What do you think it means to worship God in the "heavens?"
What are some of the great deeds that God did for Israel in their past? From what sorts of things did He deliver them?
What are some of the great deeds that God has done for you? From what sorts of things has He delivered you?
What is God's greatest act in human history? How did that great deed deliver us?
Read through the list of instruments in this Psalm. What kind of worship do you think they describe?
Why do you think the author finished this list by saying, "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD."?
Have each person in the group give at least one thing they will do this week to praise the LORD with their life.