Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
Praise the LORD, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the LORD, my soul.
The purpose of creation is the praise of the glory of God. As creatures that we are, that’s your purpose and that is my purpose. That is the purpose and reason for being of the angels of God and of us their co-servants. That is the reason for being for all the works of creation. However, man has been led by the lies of the enemy to put himself at the center of the universe and to declare himself as the exclusive recipient of praise and so God has been displaced to a second or third place. When a worship leader in a congregational service asks the faithful to praise God with their own words, many do not know what to say. They are so unaccustomed to praising God that all they manage to do is to babble and repeat one or two reasons why they can praise God.
As children of God we must make a daily practice of praising God at all times. There are so many things for which to praise God that even if we wanted our lifetime would not suffice to mention them all. We must remember that every second of our lives we owe to God and that, in itself, is reason for praise. We can and must elevate our praise to God for the blessings we receive daily, for the forgiveness of our sins, for the healing of our infirmities, for salvation and eternal life, for the love and compassion, for the benefits that he has provided in abundance and the strength he grants us to face adversity . The benefits we enjoy because of his mercy, faithfulness, grace, solidarity, justice, majesty, authority and power are some of the many reasons why we should be thankful before him. Psalms 103, 104, 105 and 106 are good examples of how we can praise God. Let’s make a practice of praising him every day and may we, on every moment of our existence, identify many reasons to praise our heavenly Father and our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. To God alone be the glory!