Psalm 134: Praise in the Night

Why might a servant of God not bless the Lord?

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Psalm 134:1 A song for worship.
Let all God’s servants bless the Lord, as those who watch over his house at night, doing what is most pleasing to him.
King James
Psalm 134:1 <A Song of degrees.> Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.

What does it mean to “watch over a house at night”?

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Psalm 134:1 A song for worship.
Let all God’s servants bless the Lord, as those who watch over his house at night, doing what is most pleasing to him.
King James
Psalm 134:1 <A Song of degrees.> Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.

What can we do that is “most pleasing” to God?

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Psalm 134:1 A song for worship.
Let all God’s servants bless the Lord, as those who watch over his house at night, doing what is most pleasing to him.
King James
Psalm 134:1 <A Song of degrees.> Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.

Why do people lift their hands in God’s presence?

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Psalm 134:2 Lift your hands in his presence and give him praise.
King James
Psalm 134:2  Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

In what ways can we give God praise?

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Psalm 134:2 Lift your hands in his presence and give him praise.
King James
Psalm 134:2  Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

What blessings from the Creator have come from Jerusalem?

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Psalm 134:3 May the Lord, who made the earth below and sky above, bless you from Jerusalem.
King James
Psalm 134:3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.