Whenever Scripture speaks of things that happen on the earth, it speaks of shadows. The evil that we see in our day to day lives or read about in the news is merely a shadow of the horrors of hell and the reality of evil in the heavenly places, against which we are constantly doing battle (Ephesians 6:12). Likewise, when we read about all the joys and blessings that we may receive on earth, we are only seeing cardboard cutouts of the heavenly joys and blessings that await those who have put their hope in Christ. So, when we read a Psalm like Psalm 150, we can be sure that the real spiritual celebration that it points to will absolutely blow our minds. Here is Psalm 150:
1 Praise the LORD!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD!
There is not a hint of stuffiness or boredom in these words. They are pure praise directed toward a perfect God, but they pale in comparison to what we will experience when we see the Lord face to face. There we will no longer be constrained by time or appearance or self-awareness or sinful pride. We will be overcome by the wonder of the grace and love of God and we will praise the Lord, having finally understood how good it truly is to praise Him and how great He truly is.
The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Ps 150:1–6). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.