Rev. Ross Shaver of Zion Lutheran Church, Nampa, ID joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Psalm 149.
Praise the LORD! Why? The LORD takes pleasure in you. He adorns, that is covers you with His righteousness and grants you salvation in His love. To pray Psalm 149 also reminds us that the battle is not done. Each day we pray to our LORD who has had the victory and gives us the two-edged sword of Law & Gospel to engage in this battle against Satan, our flesh, and sin. “O LORD, You have taken pleasure in Your people due to Your Son’s cross. Humble us in faith to fight the good fight with Your two edged sword of Your Word. In Christ, Amen”
Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations.
Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.
Sing to the Lord a New Song
Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the godly!
2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
3 Let them praise his name with dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with salvation.
5 Let the godly exult in glory;
let them sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats
and two-edged swords in their hands,
7 to execute vengeance on the nations
and punishments on the peoples,
8 to bind their kings with chains
and their nobles with fetters of iron,
9 to execute on them the judgment written!
This is honor for all his godly ones.
Praise the Lord!
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