It’s “Move the Furniture” Praise Friday!
What better way to end our week than by giving God the Highest Praise. Why is hallelujah called the Highest Praise?
The word halal is the source of “Hallelujah,” a Hebrew expression of “praise” to God.
The Message (MSG)
148 1-5 Hallelujah!
Praise God from heaven,
praise him from the mountaintops;
Praise him, all you his angels,
praise him, all you his warriors,
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, you morning stars;
Praise him, high heaven,
praise him, heavenly rain clouds;
Praise, oh let them praise the name ofGod—
he spoke the word, and there they were!
6 He set them in place
from all time to eternity;
He gave his orders,
and that’s it!
7-12 Praise God from earth,
you sea dragons, you fathomless ocean deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and ice,
hurricanes obeying his orders;
Mountains and all hills,
apple orchards and cedar forests;
Wild beasts and herds of cattle,
snakes, and birds in flight;
Earth’s kings and all races,
leaders and important people,
Robust men and women in their prime,
and yes, graybeards and little children.
13-14 Let them praise the name of God—
it’s the only Name worth praising.
His radiance exceeds anything in earth and sky;
he’s built a monument—his very own people!
Praise from all who love God!
Israel’s children, intimate friends of God.
I know we have so much to praise God for this week. As you being to thank God this morning, give your praises out loud. Fill the atmosphere with thanksgiving and praise to God.
You will be surprised what happens when you continually and audibly give praises to God.
Are you ready? Ok, then let’s start opening our mouth this morning as we praise God with Judith Christie McAlister as she sings High Praise / Hallelujah.