Psalm 149

Praise and Vengeance

This passage instructs us to sing to the Lord a new song.  What does that really mean?  A new beat? A new genre of music? New instruments?  In any case we should always praise God.  Praise is exhalation for who someone is or attributes of someone or something.  Go remember the attributes of God spoken of in the Bible.

What I don’t understand about this passage is when it commands Israel to hold a sword in one hand and destroy people.  Isn’t vengeance the Lord’s?  I guess later on it somewhat explains it.  It says 9 to carry out the sentence written against them— this is the glory of all his faithful people.” But that could be misinterpreted very easily.  Another reason to go to seminary, or at least take some classes, better understanding of the Word.