Who Praises Him? Part 2

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.  He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

Psalm 148:3-6

In looking at this passage, we see several things that should be (and apparently are) praising the Lord.  Some of them we would expect and some might surprise us.

In these verses, we see that the sun, the moon, the stars and heavens and the waters above the heavens are all commanded to praise the Lord.  We look at the sun and moon and stars and think of inanimate objects.  God looks at them and receives praise from them.

They are told to praise Him because He “commanded and they were created.”  He spoke them into existence.  Without Him, they would not even exist.  He also “stablished them for ever and ever…”  Not only did He create them, but He established them forever.  He is the cause of their existence and He is the cause of their eternal existence.  They are told to praise Him for those reasons.  I’m not sure exactly how that works.  I don’t know exactly how the sun and moon and stars praise Him, but clearly they do.

If the sun, moon and stars are told to praise Him for creating them and establishing them forever, how much more should we praise Him for the same things?  He has created us.  Without Him, we would not exist.  If we have accepted His offer of salvation, we can say that He has “stablished us forever.”  If the sun, moon and stars praise Him for these things, we certainly should be doing the same!

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