Who Praises Him? Part 3

Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word: Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl…

Psalm 148:7-10

In this passage, we have already seen that the sun, the moon, the stars, the heavens and the water above the heavens are all told to praise the Lord.  How these heavenly bodies praise the Lord I do not know, but apparently they do.  Today we will look at the next group this is commanded to praise the Lord.

“Ye dragons, and all deeps” are supposed to praise the Lord.  Fire, hail, snow, vapour, and stormy winds all praise Him by “fulfilling his word.”  Even the mountains, hills, fruitful trees and cedars praise Him.  Again, I am not sure exactly how all of this works, but it happens.  All of these things praise the Lord.  The song “Joy to the World” contains a line that says “And heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing…”  This passage might be where those lines come from.

As humans, we like to think that we have a good handle on everything that is going on around us.  We like to think that we have done a good job of really figuring things out.  But I believe that God’s creation is far more complex than even the best scientists can understand.

This Psalm tells us that the forces of nature praise Him and even nature itself praises Him.  I believe that if the Lord opened our eyes to it, we would be able to see creation’s beautiful symphony of praise to it’s creator.  The next time we see a mountain or a hill or a tree or feel the wind or see the snow, we should think of this passage.  Though we might not understand, it is all praising the Lord.

Let us praise Him too.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Grammy on October 23, 2013 at 7:17 am

    The last three entries about who or what praises him have been such a blessing. Imagine the praise in the heavens and earth, among the stars and hills, and all of nature on the night Christ was born and on the day he rose from the grave. I am sure we would have been in awe if we could have seen it.
    Thanks for your thought provoking words. Just think of what these mountains are doing as I go about my day:-)


  2. I think these sounds are an example of how creation raises a song of praise to God.


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