Psalm 150:6 English Standard Version (ESV) Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
This morning I ponder transitions, the ending of one life and the beginning of another. As I read Psalm 150 it ended with this verse and began to read the next chapter. It was this.
2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,
3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;
There it was, the transition from Psalms to Proverbs. Somehow the connection between the two books feel tied together. Empty praise leads nowhere but heart felt appreciation of all that God has done for us lends itself to wisdom and instruction.
There always seems to be a better transition if a proper attitude accompanies relationship, between teacher and student, between Shepherd and sheep, between disciple and discipler. While there is no proof that there is a connection between the end of Psalms and the opening verses of Proverbs there is the God that authored both and His foreknowledge of the placement into His finished work.
God being a God of order must in some fashion care if not cause the order of His Word. All those loose parchments have no numbering system and yet man with the every sincere effort to bring us God’s Word have seen fit to place everything into order by divine inspiration. Nothing done with such praise of worship could have ignored God’s order.
Can the same be said as we transition from one life event to another? We transition from child to parent, surely there is praise in that and wisdom and understanding is needed. We transition from co-worker to boss. Do we take the same attitude of praise and seen wisdom there? There are so many transitions in life that it might be easy to forget to praise God in the midst of our business.
Praise God for my current transition. Now I seek wisdom.