Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! 2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! 3 Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light! 4 Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens! 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created. 6 He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away. 7 Praise the LORD from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths; 8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word; 9 Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars; 10 Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying fowl; 11 Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth; 12 Both young men and maidens; Old men and children. 13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory [is] above the earth and heaven. 14 And He has exalted the horn of His people, The praise of all His saints–Of the children of Israel, A people near to Him. Praise the LORD!PSALM 148:1-14
THE HORN OF HIS PEOPLE
God is worthy of praise from all of His creation. Indeed the Psalmist calls for different aspects of creation to worship the LORD. And we know that all of creation does in some sense worship the creator, but there is a part of creation that does not worship the LORD as it should. There is a part of creation that has been in rebellion!
Indeed, the main singers of creation have been absent, off key and off beat. They haven’t noticed the rhythm of the creation and instead have chosen to march to the beat of their own drum. Their insistence of having things their way has ruined the symphonic masterpiece of praise. Man’s sin has ruined all of creation and the symphony of praise due the LORD has been canceled because of sin… or has it?
What could or would be done to bring back the broken worshippers who worship creation instead of the creator? Is there forgiveness and redemption to be found? Will there be a NEW SONG (like mentioned in Psalm 149?) not just filled with praise for God’s creation, but for his redemption. A Song not just of creation and worthiness, but also of redemption.
All sorts of people will come back to the King of kings and Lord of lords to worship and offer Him Praise. Kings and princes as well as peasants. Women and children. Many will come through the blood of the Lamb and be saved.
The “horn” of his people. You can think antler or like a rams horn that is used to settle conflict. The stronger the antler the more success in settling conflict. The strongest horn of God’s people was the messiah who we recognize as Jesus.
Father, Thank you for your grace and mercy that has been multiplied into my life. I see all of creation praising you. You are worthy of all praise from everything you have made, especially mankind who was made in your image. I rejoice to know that we can praise you in an even fuller way of the rest of creation. I pray that you are glorified in my life today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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