148:1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
148:2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!
148:3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!
148:4 Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.
148:6 He established them forever and ever; he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.
148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps,
148:8 fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command!
148:9 Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!
148:10 Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds!
148:11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
148:12 Young men and women alike, old and young together!
148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven.
148:14 He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his faithful, for the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the LORD!
There are many reasons in the Christian life for us to praise God. This Psalm is a reflection of all the reasons why God is worthy to be praised and the vast power and majesty He has over this entire universe and our lives. These verse paint a picture of the awe and wonder that we ought to have when we think about who God is and all that He’s done.
Each day as we begin to take the our daily activities, let us always stop and reflect on how glorious and great God truly is. He is the God who created the entire universe, who controls the wind and rain, who is in charge of each detail of our lives, and is a faithful and loving God.
As we enter into the new year, take a moment to praise and thank God for all that He’s done for you in this past year. Recall all the times that He showed His love and majesty in your own life. Thank Him for leading and guiding you each day especially in the times when things seemed uncertain. He is a God that is worthy to be praised.