12/31 Psalm 150:1-6 The Hallelujah Psalms
（Memorization Scripture: vv. 1-2）
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!
[Sharing] The last five chapters in Psalms (146-150) focus on praising God. There is no sorrowful begging, as in Laments, nor grieved fretting, as in psalms of cursing, or even the confusion over long periods of unanswered prayers. There are only praises inviting the children of God to offer sacrifices of praise from all angles. It seems that there are endless praises and the psalmists do not know how to start and don’t want it to end. So they begin and end the psalms with “Hallel” ( praise the Lord)!
In this last psalm of the Book of Psalms, the psalmist expresses even more that God is worthy to be praised with all my heart, all my soul, and all I can offer. Praise the Lord (the mighty acts, the great virtues) with every form (drumming, playing timbrel, dancing), every instrument (trumpet, harp, lute, cymbals), and everywhere (His sanctuary, His mighty firmament)! Who shall praise Him? Not only the children of God but everything that hath breath.
When you read this short and powerful psalm, you cannot help but stand up and praise the Lord! It may also remind you of the time when Solomon’s temple was built and the priests carried the ark of God into the sanctuary. All the people stood by the altar praising the Lord. “The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: ‘He is good; his love endures forever.’ ” (2 Chronicles 5: 13a)
Next time, when we gather together in the presence of God, can we praise Him wholeheartedly with everything we can because we know who He is? And when we do, may we also experience that “then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.” (2 Chronicles 5:13b-14)
12/31 詩 150:1-6 哈里路亞詩篇
詩篇最後五篇（146-150）詩歌，都集中在讚美 神。再沒有哀歌的苦苦求告，沒有咒詛詩的憤憤不平，沒有長久等候禱告蒙答應的困惑。只有讚美，從各個不同的角度，邀請 神的兒女向 神獻上讚美的祭。好像有不盡的讚美，不知如何開始，也不想結束，所以開頭結尾都是「你們要讚美耶和華！」
到了這最後一篇，詩人更是極力的想表達 神配得我們盡心盡力的讚美，不拘形式（鼓瑟、彈琴、擊鼓、跳舞⋯⋯），不拘樂器（角、瑟、琴、鼓、絲弦的樂器、蕭、鈸），不拘地方（聖所、穹蒼），就是讚美祂（大能的作為、極美的大德）！誰來讚美祂呢？不只是 神的兒女，所有的受造之物，凡有氣息的，都要讚美耶和華！
當我們每一次聚集在 神的同在中，是否也可以因為認識祂是一位怎樣的 神，而這樣極力的讚美祂？如果如此，我們也一定會經歷 「那時，耶和華的殿有雲充滿，甚至祭司不能站立供職，因為耶和華的榮光充滿了 神的殿。」 （代下5:13b-14）