The Promised King – Psalm 148
Welcome to Advent!
As you join us this Advent season, our focus will be on meditation and the deep study of five messianic psalms. You are encouraged to pick up the printed devotional booklet available at your campus or to use the PDF of that booklet (see download link below).
Daily exercises will guide you to explore key themes, their connection to New Testament passages, and the arrival of God’s chosen king on earth.
Each week there will also be videos to deepen our understanding of the book of Psalms, reflections on the lyrics of classic Christmas hymns, and performances of those hymns by the Christ Community worship leaders.
We trust this time of preparation during Advent will enrich your anticipation and celebration of our Savior’s birth at Christmas.
Read Psalm 148 (or listen to it below)
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
2 Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
3 Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
4 Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For he commanded and they were created.
6 And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
8 fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!
9 Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
10 Beasts and all livestock,
creeping things and flying birds!
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14 He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the Lord!
In your devotional, write out Psalm 148:1-6, meditating on the meaning of each phrase as you write them out.
Think about your upcoming week. Use your devotional to write a prayer asking God to meet your needs in some of the specific circumstances you’ll face this week.