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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Who Should Praise the Lord?

Who should praise the Lord? The answer to this question can be found in Psalm 148.

The first four verses (Psalm 148:1-14) tell us that praise should be offered from the heavens. The angels, the heavenly host, the sun, the moon, and the stars should offer Him praise. So, the responsibility for praise rests on every creature and every thing in the heavens.

But the responsibility for praise goes beyond that!

Verses 7 through 10 (Psalm 148:7-10) tell us that praise should be offered from the earth. The creatures of the sea and the sky, every animal that walks or crawls on the earth, the mountains, hills, trees and plants. Even the weather should praise the Lord.

But the responsibility for praise goes beyond that!

Praise is the responsibility of every person who ever has or ever will walk on this earth. That includes the kings, princes, and judges of the earth, all the people of the earth, men and women, young and old.

Psalm 148:5-6 tells us why praise should be offered by all of these creatures and all of these things. It's because He spoke and they were created. They exist because He commanded it. They were created to give Him praise. The Lord is deserving of the praise of His entire creation, including us. His name alone should be exalted and His glory alone is above the earth and the heavens (Psalm 148:13).

Let everything that has breath, everything that exists in the heavens and on the earth, give Him praise.

Praise the Lord!

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