October 30 - Psalm 148

Thursday, October 30, 2008

October 30 - Psalm 148:1-14

In reading this Psalm, I am immediately reminded of the words in Luke 19:37-40. Jesus' response to the Pharisees. They were a little annoyed with the spontaneous outbreaks of praise along the road from his disciples and asked him to shut them up. He responded with "If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."

"Indescribable" by Chris Tomlin attempts to describes creation's praise.

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to it's light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom ...

Psalm 148:5-6. The Lord is worthy of the praise of heavens because His creation occurred at His command. He set them into place and decreed that they would never pass away.

Psalm 148:13. The Lord's name is to be exalted by all of the creation of earth. His splendor rises above the earth and the heavens.

All of creation is commanded to PRAISE THE LORD in this Psalm because He is the Creator and because He is worthy. Can we do any less?

Psalm 148:14 reminds the people that they are chosen by this Lord ... the Creator of all, the One who is Worthy. From the great exultations of praise to the tenderness of His heart - Praise the Lord.