Who Praises Him? Part 4

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

As we look this week at this passage and all of the things that praise the Lord, we will pause today and look at one description of praising the Lord found in these verses.

“Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word.”  In this list of things that praise the Lord, we find these forces of nature: fire, hail, snow, vapour, and stormy wind.  Then we read this about them: “fulfilling his word.”  These forces of nature praise the Lord and they do so by “fulfilling his word.”

That is a good lesson for us.  Sometimes we want to praise the Lord,  but we aren’t sure how.  We want to do something great for Him, but we aren’t sure what we should do.  This gives a good idea.  We should “fulfill His word.”  If we want to praise Him, we should do what He tells us to do.  We should look at His Word and do what it says.

The wind and water and other forces of nature obey Him and fulfill His word.  Sadly, many people do not obey Him.  In that way, the thoughtless and mindless forces of nature are wiser than many people.  How are we doing today?  Are we obeying Him?  Are we searching His Word and “fulfilling it?”  Are we finding out what He wants us to do and doing it?  If we are not, we are no better than the wind and rain and snow.  That would be a sad commentary on our lives.

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