The Lord Keeps Giving Us Life

The Psalmist exhorts everything to praise the Lord:

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord from heaven; praise him in the highest places. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his armies! Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you heaven of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he himself gave the command that they be created. He set them in place to last forever and ever; he gave the command and will not rescind it. (Ps 148:1-6 ISV)

The Lord is worthy of our praise day in and day out because of who He is and all that he has done. Everything that exists was made by God. We all owe our existence to him. How amazing that God “simply” gave the command and the angels, sun, moon, and stars were created! In fact, Nehemiah points out that we owe our continued existence to him

You are the Lord; you alone crafted the heavens, the highest heavens with all of their armies; the earth, and everything in it; the seas, and everything in them; you keep giving all of them life, and the army of heaven continually worships you. (Neh 9:6 ISV)

Many foolishly deny that there is a God yet their origin and continued life are from the King of Kings. Let’s never forget who we are and who is the great King that we serve. We are specs of dust that He has so graciously lifted up to live with Him!