Psalm 135 Outline
– Praise God’s name, all servants of the Lord (Psalm 135:1-2)
– Praise God’s name for he is good (Psalm 135:3-4)
– God is the most powerful and greatest (Psalm 135:5-7)
– God helped the Israelites escape from Egypt and conquered the land of Canaan (Psalm 135:8-12)
– God’s name will be renown through all generations (Psalm 135:13-14)
– The idols of the nations are men made (Psalm 135:15-18)
– Praise God, all who fear him (Psalm 135:19-21)
Psalm 135 Summary
In Psalm 135:1-2, praise God’s name, all servants of the Lord, who serve him in the house of God.
In Psalm 135:3-4, praise God’s name for he is good. Praise God for that pleases him. The descendants of Jacob, the Israelites were the first nation that was chosen by God to be his own people.
In Psalm 135:5-7, God is the most powerful and greatest. He can do whatever that pleases him. He makes the clouds rise from the end of the earth, send lightning, and winds.
In Psalm 135:8-12, God killed all the firstborns of Egypt including human beings, and animals in the final plague. After this plague, pharaoh finally let the Israelites go. God had helped the Israelites defeated many nations and kings including King Sihon of Amorites, King Og of Bashan and all the kings of Canaan. He helped the Israelites conquer the Canaanites so that they can settle in the land.
In Psalm 135:13-14, God’s name will be renown through all generations. God is compassionate and always willing to forgive us when we repent and confess our sins.
In Psalm 135:15-18, the idols of the nations are men made. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
In Psalm 135:19-21, praise God, all who fear him. Praise God, whose dwelling place was in the temple in Zion, Jerusalem.
Psalm 135 Bible Study
1. Idolatry is a sin
All kinds of idolatries are sins. Christians should get rid of all objects that has to do with idolatry no matter if you worship them or not. Christians should not enter into temple or places that has to do with idolatry, even if it is just for visiting. Anything that you put first place other than God is also considered idolatry.
In Exodus 20:3-6, thou shalt have no other gods before me.Â Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.Â Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;Â And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
In 1 John 5:21, little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. In Jonah 2:8, They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. In Colossians 3:5, mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. In Psalm 16:4, their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
In Galatians 5:19-21, now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. In 1 Corinthians 10:14, wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.