Today From Psalms
Praise the Lord
Psalm 113 is another of the many psalms which begin with “Praise ye the Lord.” To properly praise the Lord, one must “praise the name of the Lord.” This would have little meaning and be reduced to “repetition” if we did not know the name of the Lord. (These devotions are not intended to be an expanded study on theology, so I would strongly urge you to study the names God uses in the Bible to describe Himself. This will greatly enhance your ability to praise the Lord.)
Then we praise the Lord because of His exaltation. Verse 4 “The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.”
We praise the Lord because He has no equal. Verse 5 “Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high.”
We praise the Lord because He is willing to “humble” himself to know the affairs of men. Verse 6 “Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!”
Who is to praise the Lord? “O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.” How long should this praise continue? “Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.”
Praise the Lord!