He Commanded, They Were Created

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.

Psalm 148:1-5

Sometimes you have to read passages like this one to get a little perspective.  In the daily grind of life, it is sometimes easy to forget to praise the Lord.  It’s easy to lose sight of the God that we serve.  Then we read verses like these that remind us to praise Him.  This passage starts with a simple command for us to praise Him.  It then lists some different places that we should be praising Him and different things that should be doing the praising.

Those things are all good, but the phrase that stood out to me was the one at the end of the fifth verse: “Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.”  We should be praising the Lord because, if nothing else, He created us.  He is able to speak things into existence.  He spoke everything into existence.  It’s easy to forget those things.  It’s easy to forget that, without the command of God, we would not exist.  Our very existence should be reason enough to praise Him.  Without the command of God, nothing that we know or enjoy would exist.

He commanded.  Everything was created.  Thinking on those facts should get us in a “praising mood.”

3 responses to this post.

  1. Really good Ben! In these days and the days ahead keeping a praing attitude will be very important!


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