“Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forever. From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.” Psalm 113:2-4 (NASB)
Like many of the Psalms in the Bible, today’s selection is a song of praise to God. Our choice of verses today are found in one of the Hallel Psalms. “Hallel” means praise and these songs were sung on the night of the Passover. We are reminded in these verses that the Lord deserves praise from us at all times and in every place. We begin our praise in the morning when we rise by setting in our heart an attitude and desire to praise God. Through the day we praise the Lord for who He is and for what He does. He is what He is and has always been that way. He will not change and that is a promise we can depend on. We continue our praise to the end of the day⸺the sun’s setting and into the night. We can fall asleep praising God. Perhaps our ancestors praised Him and our descendants will also always praise Him. God wants people everywhere to praise Him. He wants them all to hear about Him and about His goodness. The gospel message has gone out and there are people across this world who are praising Him⸺He is worthy.