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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalm Chapter 148

he creatures placed in the upper world called on to praise the Lord. (1-6) Also the creatures of this lower world, especially his own people. (7-14)

Verses 1-6: We, in this dark and sinful world, know little of the heavenly world of light. But we know that there is above us a world of blessed angels. They are always praising God, therefore the psalmist shows his desire that God may be praised in the best manner; also we show that we have communion with spirits above, who are still praising him. The heavens, with all contained in them, declare the glory of God. They call on us, that both by word and deed, we glorify with them the Creator and Redeemer of the universe.

Verses 7-14: Even in this world, dark and bad as it is, God is praised. The powers of nature, be they ever so strong, so stormy, do what God appoints them, and no more. Those that rebel against God's word, show themselves to be more violent than even the stormy winds, yet they fulfil it. View the surface of the earth, mountains and all hills; from the barren tops of some, and the fruitful tops of others, we may fetch matter for praise. And assuredly creatures which have the powers of reason, ought to employ themselves in praising God. Let all manner of persons praise God. Those of every rank, high and low. Let us show that we are his saints by praising his name continually. He is not only our Creator, but our Redeemer; who made us a people near unto him. We may by "the Horn of his people" understand Christ, whom God has exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour, who is indeed the defence and the praise of all his saints, and will be so for ever. In redemption, that unspeakable glory is displayed, which forms the source of all our hopes and joys. May the Lord pardon us, and teach our hearts to love him more and praise him better.


David Burnette's Life Application

Worthy of Praise


Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the Book of Psalm with Chapter 148. In our text today we see theme of all creation praising the Lord simply because He is Worthy. In making application we see that need to praise Him simply because He is Worthy. If He never did anything for us He is Worthy of our Praise. Add what He has done for me by dying for my sin and saving my soul and it is hard to contain my words of Praise. How about you? Do you praise the Lord? Let us learn from our Psalm and text today to remember that our Lord is Worthy of Our Praise.

 

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Psalm 148

Psalm 148

 1Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

 2Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

 3Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

 4Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

 5Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

 6He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

 7Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

 8Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

 9Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

 10Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

 11Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

 12Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

 13Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

 14He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.