Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 1, 2016

“Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 148.

“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 stars of light!
4 Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
6 He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9 Mountains and all hills;
Fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged fowl;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.
14 And He has lifted up a horn for His people,
Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.
Praise the Lord!”  Psalm chapter 148.

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Other doctrine tries to chip away that God created heaven and earth and that He is sovereign and totally controls every element of creation.

But, Reformed Doctrine cheerfully chirps every element of creation and commands them to praise the LORD.

“Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.”  Verse 5.

Everything fulfills God’s word.

“Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;”  Verse 8.

From the beginning of the chapter …

“Praise the Lord!  …”  Verse 1.

To the end of the chapter …

“…  Praise the Lord!”  Verse 14.

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