Praise the Lord from the earth, you creatures of the ocean depths, fire and hail, snow and clouds, wind and weather that obey him, mountains and all hills, fruit trees and cedars, wild animals and all livestock, small scurrying animals and birds, kings of the earth and all people, rulers and judges of the earth, young men and young women, old men and children. Let them all praise the name of the Lord. For his name is very great; his glory towers over the earth and heaven! He has made his people strong, honoring his faithful ones -- the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the Lord! Psalm 148: 7-14 NLT
So, why do we praise God? Is it just because God created us? Or just because God has done something for us (which is more gratitude than praise)?
The psalmist says all creation must praise God because God’s name is very great. God’s glory towers above all creation. God has made God’s people strong. God honors those who are faithful.
That is why we should praise God.
How can you praise God in your own words? Let that be your prayer for today.
Copyright 2013 Amelia G. Sims