BLESSED be the Shem of Yahweh FOREVER – 7

Subject: Hallelujah!

Psalm 106:47-48

Deliver us, Yahweh our God, gather us from among the nations so we may praise Your Holy Name and rejoice in praising you. Blessed are you, Yahweh, God of Israel, from eternity to eternity; Let all the people say Amen! Hallelujah! (ISV)

Psalm 106 is a long Psalm about the disobedience and rebellion of the Israelites. 

  • Their sins brought the judgment of God upon them. 
  • When they cried out to God, God showed great mercies to deliver them for the sake of His covenant (Psalm 106:44-45). 
  • The psalm concludes with hope for continual deliverance for God's people so that they can give thanks to God's Holy Shem (Psalm 106:47) and rejoice praising and blessing Yahweh God of Israel in all eternity (Psalm 106:48).

Only Yahweh God is good and His love endures forever, and this is why the psalmist begins and ends with this word "Hallelujah" in his prayer. (Psalm 106:1, 48)

The word “Hallelujah” is made up of 2 Hebrew words: 

1. הללו - halal 

2. יה - Yah 

  • “Halal” is the root word meaning “to shine, to boast, to celebrate, to praise, or to commend.”
  • "Hallelu" is the the second person plural imperative form of Halal, "You All Praise".
  • "Yah" is the shortened form of the word “Yahweh”.
The Name of God "Yahweh" is actually embedded in the word "Hallelujah".

means "You All Praise Yahweh".

Next time, when we say Hallelujah, we must be mindful of what we are saying. 

Today, too many Christians use "Hallelujah" loosely without understanding its true meaning. "Hallelujah" is a one word prayer calling out to Yahweh God, to praise Him. It's a joyful praise to Yahweh, to boast in Yahweh God of His enduring love & mercies.

Please take note again that the long prayer of Psalm 106 ends with these important words: 
Blessed are You, Yahweh, God of Israel, from eternity to eternity. Let all the people say Amen. Hallelujah

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