The Book of Psalms ends with a psalm of praise for God's "surpassing greatness." It reminds us to give praise and thanks to God because of who God is - and despite our circumstances. It reminds us that God brought our world into being and has a plan for its end and re-creation.
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Ps. 150)
How do you praise God? What does that look like for you? Today spend a few minutes, in your own way, just giving praise to God (not asking for anything, not focusing on yourself, but just giving praise).
Prayer: God, there is none like you. Your greatness truly surpasses that of any being ever born. Thank You for writing your love into the fabric of humanity and on all of your creation. Thank you for showing your love to me in all of the intricate details of my life. I stand in awe and bless your great name. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
It's hard to believe that we began this look at the Psalms shortly after COVID struck. We have now looked at all 150 psalms. What comes next? Tune in tomorrow as Meditate at Eight continues.