January 22, 2020
Let’s Just Praise the Lord
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.”
Here is an exhortation for all of the celestial bodies and inhabitants to praise their Creator. To praise means to shine forth, rave, boast, celebrate, and to give glory. Some may think that it strange that the stars, moon, waters above the heavens are to praise the Lord because they are not living souls. Regardless of that, they were created to express their Creator’s glory day and night without end. All the angels likewise are enthusiastic in their praise of the Lord.
It is a sad thing when God’s creation who He brought forth out of nothing does not praise Him. Such is mankind who only lets God into their life if they feel like it and even in that it is limited. If the air that is provided for us was vacuumed from the earth in a moment our existence would come to an abrupt halt. God is in control of that. So, it would be more than proper for us along with the celestial bodies and in habitants to praise our Creator. Not just by saying it now and then but like the stars, moon, and waters above the heavens shining forth, raving, boasting, celebrating and giving Him glory all the time. We too were created to praise the Lord and to express His glory day and night without end. Let’s just praise the Lord.