THEME: ALL CREATION PRAISE GOD
“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.”
-This is the shortest Psalm yet one of the grandest and longest by expression of praise. It not only focuses on the Israelites of whom David was part, but also the Gentile nations. All the nations acknowledge God for His faithfulness and love towards us, that endures forever. We celebrate the love of Christ and His redeeming power, through His death and resurrection on the cross. He has liberated us to become one people, partaking the same grace, blessings, promises, and privileges; in which His grace, mercy, and lovingkindness prevail over us and our generations.
God’s majesty and splendor is evidenced through His creation in heaven and on earth. He is exalted over all and it is fundamental that all creation praise Him. His mighty works tell of His glorious splendor and majesty (Psalms 145:4-5). Praise in Hebrew is expressed as hallelujah where all creation unites to honor God. Through this weeks study, we have observed the entire creation praise Jehovah and in some aspects personification has been applied. The natural environment including trees and rivers clap their hands to praise God (Isaiah 55:12, Psalm 98:8). Birds of the air and animals, viewed through the owl and jackal; praise God for His goodness and love, evidenced by His wonderful works in providing streams of water (Isaiah 43:20). The celestial also praises God, throughout the galaxy. Psalm 148:3-4 says, “Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining star. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies”. A great multitude of angels and saints, including the twenty four elders praise God always (Revelation 5:11-12). We were created to praise and worship God our Creator and Redeemer.
This is the day that You have made Lord, we rejoice and are glad in it. Because of Your great love we are not consumed, for Your compassions never fail, they are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness Lord. We celebrate Your love and the opportunity to see this new month. We rejoice in Your faithfulness and love dear Jesus. Even when we become faithless You remain faithful dear master for You cannot deny Yourself. You are so faithful Lord. You keep the covenant of mercy with those who love You and keep Your commandments to a thousand generations, we praise You Lord our God. You are merciful and gracious Lord, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth, we praise You and glorify Your holy name. May You bless us and keep us dear God. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance upon us and give us peace. Amen
Further reading: Psalms 104:24-25, Lamentations 3:22-23, 2 Corinthians 1:20
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