THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 91ST EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCALCHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: PRAISE FOR GOD’S JUSTICE
Printed Text: Psalm 146:1-10
Key Verse: Psalm 146:5, 7 (NIV)
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. 7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary 2011
Psalms 145-150 are referred to as a group of psalms in praise of God and are probably intended for public worship. We are told that they are used by Jews today in daily prayers. It is noteworthy that each of these psalms begins with the words, “Praise ye the Lord” and ends with the same refrain of praise.
People appreciate receiving lasting justice. Where can we look to find unshakable justice? God is the source of steadfast justice.
The book of Psalms is one of the most important books in the Bible for increasing individual and corporate spirituality and faith. The psalms are among the diamonds and precious jewels of God’s Word. They are the remedy for the midnights of our pain and heartache. From them we learn of the everlasting love of God, who keeps us from terror during the darkest moments of life. There are many spiritual benefits in the book of Psalms. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. God is the one who prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies (see Psalm 23)
Lord God, teach us how to trust You with all our hearts and souls. We rejoice that You have been a constant source of help and hope. May we learn to bless and praise You without fear. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen
Hallelujah – translated from the Hebrew word “halal.”
Praise – the highest form of personal adoration and reverence toward God.