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Read Psalm 148


Read Psalm 148

148       Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from heaven,
you that live in the heights above.
2     Praise him, all his angels,
all his heavenly armies.
3     Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, shining stars.
4     Praise him, highest heavens,
and the waters above the sky.c
5     Let them all praise the name of the Lord!
He commanded, and they were created;
6           by his command they were fixed in their places for ever,
and they cannot disobey.d
7     Praise the Lord from the earth,
sea monsters and all ocean depths;
8     lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
strong winds that obey his command.
9     Praise him, hills and mountains,
fruit trees and forests;
10   all animals, tame and wild,
reptiles and birds.
11   Praise him, kings and all peoples,
princes and all other rulers;
12   young women and young men,
old people and children too.
13   Let them all praise the name of the Lord!
His name is greater than all others;
his glory is above earth and heaven.
14   He made his nation strong,
so that all his people praise him—
the people of Israel, so dear to him.
Praise the Lord! [1]

Think

It is humanity’s task to call all the world to praise the LORD.  Not just other people – but all of creation.  It is our role as his stewards on this planet.  Even as we call all of creation to praise – we realize that the waves of the sea, the winds of the atmosphere, the mountains, the forests all pour out praise to God the King.
Does the way you live bring light to the eyes?  Does it call creation to praise?

Pray

Lord Jesus, you were born so humble, in a stable, so fragile in a body and yet all creation praises you.  Help me to see your power in your humility and help me to be more like that.  And as I become more like you help me to call the world to worship you.


c waters above the sky: See Gen 1:6–7.
d by his command ... disobey; or he has fixed them in their places for all time, by a command that lasts for ever.
[1] American Bible Society. (1992). The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation (2nd ed.). New York: American Bible Society.

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