Psalms 150:3
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3  Praise Him with blasts of the shofar; praise Him with harp and lyre.

ha-l’-LU-hu b’-TAY-ka sho-FAR ha-l’-LU-hu b’-NAY-vel v’-khi-NOR

ג  הַלְלוּהוּ בְּתֵקַע שׁוֹפָר הַלְלוּהוּ בְּנֵבֶל וְכִנּוֹר׃

 150:3   Praise Him with harp and lyre

A statue of King David with is harp on Mount Zion

The final chapter of Sefer Tehillim invokes the image of an orchestra full of instruments to praise the Lord. King David, author of Psalms, had a deep love for music. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 16a) teaches that he kept his harp hung over his bed while he slept, and in the middle of the night, the wind blowing through his open window would make the strings stir. We can learn a valuable life lesson from this harp: The harder one plucks the harp’s strings, the sweeter its sound. According to the Talmud (Sanhedrin 107a), before his sin with Batsheva, King David asked Hashem to be tested and challenged like the forefathers had been because he knew that, like a harp, after confronting life’s challenges he would emerge a better person and closer to God. Though he initially failed the test, after he admitted his sin and repented, his relationship with Hashem was even stronger than it had been previously. David serves as a model for all of repentance and worship of God. By studying the precious passages of Sefer Tehillim, we too can overcome any of life’s challenges and achieve unmatched intimacy with Hashem.

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  • 150:3 Praise Him with the psaltery and harp

    For low and behold I will praise Thee Ole Lord Thee Thy God. With Song from thine Heart & Harp. We are told that David, King David kept his harp hung above his bed at night and when the winds would blow it would make music thus making remembrance unto The Lord into perhaps Davids dreams of God during the night. We learned through all the psalms that David through his worship of God often did it through his song, such as with his harp, with his horn, with his very voice to sing praise up unto the Lord thy God. This was a true Love Story of a Man who would be King and One Nation, One Peoples under God's Rule and Love Chosen by God personally to guide the world in Justice through the Word of the Law given by God. King David asked to be challenged by God as we have learned so he could better himself to serve our God in even better and stronger ways to come. Just as the Jewish Peoples would through there history would be tested and purified through there trials to become stronger and more spiritually resilient for the days to come before the day of the coming of the Messiah.

    The Love of God, the praising of God has grown most paramount these days in Israel as Jews are now being called back to their Homeland. The Diaspora is over, For Israel has called the Children of God Home officially as it were. It is like Israel is being made ready to be made ready to receive something wonderful, big and grand in the not to far off future. For me I hope it is the Finding of the Ark, the Building of the Third Temple because of the finding of The Ark. Then the return of the Pillar of Fire by day and the Pillar of Cloud by night over the Temple once again. Amen. Carl

    PS. Then someday for this 63 or whatever age year old man to come to Israel and stand in the court of the gentiles and be witness to that Cloud of Fire and bow down in worship before my God of Israel and Thank Him for all His Blessing upon His Chosen peoples and then upon me and upon the world. Amen, Carl

    God Bless You for these lessons, they have helped me reconnect so much to God. And I thank You from my heart and soul. Shalom. Carl


Psalms 150:3

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