Reposted from Pr. Flamme:
(14 verses, 0:51 to read)
What I am about to READ
- The Lord’s creation praises his name!
- Heaven and the angles praise the Lord (1-2).
- The stars and sky praise the Lord (3-6).
- The earth and its creatures praise the Lord (7-10).
- Mankind praises the Lord whose name is exulted above them (11-13).
- The Lord’s saints praise him for their salvation in Christ (14).
- Notice how the Lord’s praises starts from the courts of heaven and descends through the sky and into the earth. There, at the bottom of the psalm, we find kings, princes, the young and old giving praise to the Lord. Finally at the last verse we learn why the name of the Lord is so exulted among his saints. The raising of the horn is a verse about Jesus who descended from heaven above to earth here below to redeem creation and to make a holy people for himself.
- Paul picks up on this theme of Christ’s incarnation and humiliation and extends it now to his exultation. “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father” (Phil. 2:9-11). Jesus is the Lord’s name in Psalm 148. He is the reason that creation sings with joy and praise.
- Prayer: Your name alone is exulted, Lord Jesus, for you have descended to earth to procure my forgiveness, life, and salvation. As you have ascended to the right hand of the Father on high, you have gathered your saints to yourself through your Word. Praise the Lord! Amen.
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-Pastor A. Brian Flamme