This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Psalm 150) while we focus in on just a few verses.
Background: The book of Psalms was written by at least 7 authors. It expresses a range of human emotions from praise to God in good times, fear of enemies in bad times, guilt, anger and an overriding confidence in God’s goodness, majesty and power.
As we come to the end of Psalms, Psalm 150, the final Psalm, sums up the main purpose of Psalms, to teach us about praising God.
Ask the children…
Where do praise God?
“Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary (our hearts since God lives inside us); praise him in his mighty heaven (everywhere)!” (Psalm 150:1)
Who should praise God?
“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!” (Psalm 150:6)
Praising God is to take place everywhere we go and with every breath that we take. Have your children concentrate on their breathing for one minute. Time it for them. Ask what they observed about their breathing? Things like, “I do it every few seconds”, “I breathe through my mouth or nose”. Ask them to do it again and count how many breaths they take. Now discuss how our praising God should be like that. Just like breathing. That often and eventually that natural.
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