Psalm 135:1-12 | Praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord; praise him, you servants of the Lord, you who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant. For the Lord has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured possession. I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. The Lord does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses. He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of people and animals. He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants. He struck down many nations and killed mighty kings—Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, and all the kings of Canaan—and he gave their land as an inheritance, an inheritance to his people Israel.
TAKE AWAY: THE GOD TO PRAISE
“I know that the Lord is great…” And because He is great, I want to praise Him constantly. No wonder the “living creatures” never stop saying…
“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
PRAYER: Abba, I know I can thank You forever for all You’ve done for me. Thank You for delivering us from the evil schemes that were inflicted upon us. Thank You for my family and friends. Thank You for my health and prosperity. Thank You for loving me and saving me. I know I can praise You forever for all the things in the universe that never cease to amaze me. Thank You for dogs and all the other animals You created. Thank You for the stars in the heavens and the vast oceans and the sandy beaches. Thank You for all the things I love and take for granted.