Psalm 145 may have been sung after a battle, as it is a song of thanksgiving for victory. All glory is given to the Lord for His wonderful works, His love, and His providential care for His creatures.
The last five Psalms have been called the "Hallelujah Psalms." The word "hallelujah" means "praise to the Lord," and each of these Psalms begins with the word "praise.".
Psalm 146 expresses the fact that God reigns. Psalm 147 is a call to worship for all creation, with thanksgiving and praise to God. Psalm 148 is a call for the angels to praise God, that the sun, the moon, and the stars praise God, and even let the heavens shout to our great God. In Psalm 149 there is a call for saints to praise God; let them sing with joy and let all Zion rejoice in their King.
Finally, in Psalm 150, there is a call to praise God with trumpets and harps, and let everything that has breath praise God, because He is supreme and everlasting.
It is a wonderful joy to serve the only true God. His love is exceeding above all other loves, because He sent His Son to die for us, His power is above all other powers, because He arose from the dead, thus conquering death, hell, and the grave. He offers forgiveness for sin, and His truth is everlasting, because He cannot lie. His Word says He is coming again for His own.
As we complete our reading of the Book of Psalms, let each of us dedicate our hearts to praising the Lord for His wondrous mercies to us, and serve Him as never before.
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