We would advertise to the universe that we have no comprehension of Him at all, no real understanding of the greatness and the cost of our salvation. That wondrous binary star has now made salvation possible forus. Notes • Praise • One of the Hallel Psalms (113-118). Simpson not only let people sleep through theworst horrors of an operation, but he opened the door to medical operations before impossible. I love them all; I love all holy Scripture, which is my consolation and my life. I suspect it has been for you, as well. He sees lands once ablaze with gospel truth now wrapped in darkness. Praise ye the LORD. They may go to excess and sometimes border on the blasphemous. Watch Queue Queue. Praise the Lord! It was the Godfearers among the Gentiles, orbiting around the outer fringes of Judaism, attracted by what they heard, repelled by what they saw, who first embraced the gospel among the nations. He nailed down his point with a quotation from this minipsalm. The calling of the Gentiles (all people other than Jews) was in the plan of God from the beginning. This is one reason why the charismatics are so appealing: they get excited about their religion and put enthusiasm into it. Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Psalm 117 1 Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. Psalm 117 is a universal invitation to people everywhere to praise and brag on Jehovah because of His merciful love and faithfulness. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! The Hallel psalms are psalm of praise—they are Hallelujah psalms. The beginning, the ending and the point, of the Psalm. “Praise Him, all ye people.” The psalmist now uses a different word for praise, a comparatively rare word, one that occurs only four times in the Psalms. When the gospel evangelists went from city to city they always made straight for the synagogue. 117:1 This Psalm begins and concludes with the Piel imperative, "Praise" (BDB 237, KB 248, cf. Now He had forgiven them, regathered them, given them a second chance. “O praise the LORD, all ye nations.” The word for “praise” is hallel from which comes our transliterated “Hallelujah!” It means “to shine” or “to glorify” or, more commonly, simply “topraise.” The invitation is given to the millions of mankind, red and yellow, black and white, oriental and occidental, from pole to pole, from sea to sea, to come and praise the Lord. Adapted from Exploring the Psalms, Volume 2: An Expository Commentary by John Phillips. Psalms 113-118 are recited verbatimby observant Jews on all Jewish holidays involving communal salvation, most especially Passover. We do not know who wrote it. Strike one! The one-hundred and twenty-first psalm has been one of my favorites for years. He sees Hindus chained to idols, revering cows, crocodiles, insects, vermin,and rats. In fact many families read this Psalm out loud together before going on a trip. Psalm 117 Commentary by Brad Boyles. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 117 Sermons. Some years ago National Geographic carried a series of photographs, one of which showed a Hindu shrine dedicated to rats. As Rotherham says, “We heartily thank them for this their Passover invitation.” And we hasten to join them – only we will join them on the ground not of a foretelling Passover but of a fulfilled Passover. The repatriated remnant of the Jewish people will sing these words in a coming day when they are delivered from extermination in the fires of the great tribulation, when they look on Him whom they pierced, when they recognize at last in Jesus their Messiah. The World by Its Tribes Is Loudly Invited to Adore Him. Watch Queue Queue Since this is one of the six Egyptian Hallel Psalms (113-118), sung as part of the Passover service, Jesus would have sung Psalm 117 with His disciples (Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26). That is the missionary message of this psalm. By which is meant not only his great love toward the Jewish people, but towards the whole family of man. “And again, `Praise the LORD, all ye Gentiles; and laud Him, all ye people.” (Romans 15:11). Psalm 118 was Martin Luther’s favorite psalm. That binary star is Jesus. Mercy at the expense of truth would turn Heaven into hell and drive God from His throne. - Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. a. Psalm 113; LXX, Psalm 116). No God is like our God! It is not truth at the expense of mercy. This little psalm refuses to let us be overlooked. It brings us in as joint-heirs with Christ to join our voices with those who praise His Name. This is clear from Romans 15:7–8 where he speaks of Jesus coming through and for the Jews for the wider purpose of saving the nations (v. 9a). God’s mercy to them had just been written large on the page of history. The child of Bethlehem was the Ancient of Days; the Son of God became the Son of Man; the eternal, uncreated, selfexisting One was now also a man born to die. Finally, this is a missionary psalm. They had filled the land with their abominations, injustice, pornography, and perversion. He sees the Russians, Chinese, Cubans, Vietnamese, and His heart longs over them. The ball comes flashing in. “The Lord” is literally Jehovah Himself. Traditionally, the Hallel (from the familiar word “hallelujah” meaning “thank God”) is sung before and after the Passover meal. Most of us are scared to shout a loud Amen even when we heartily agree with what is being said. Through His relationship with Israel, the Gentiles nations saw His goodness and power revealed in miraculous ways. They will tell you about Egyptian hallels. When this verse was quoted by the apostle Paul (Romans 15:11), his missionary outreach was to the Roman Christians. 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