The Bible tells us in Psalm 22 verse 3 that God “inhabits” the praises of His people. Other translations read that God is "enthroned upon" the praises of His people. However, both translations make the wondrous point that God is personally present when His people praise Him. Today’s passage has a lot to say about praising God. Let’s take a few moments and consider what a third Psalm has to say about praising the Lord:
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends Your works to another; they tell of Your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty—and I will meditate on Your wonderful works. They tell of the power of Your awesome works—and I will proclaim Your great deeds. They celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness. (Psalm 145:3-7)
I love this passage, don’t you? The psalmist begins by telling us God is great and worthy of our praise. His greatness is so great we can’t even truly fathom it. He continues by telling us of generational interaction around God and His greatness; “one generation commends Your works to another.” I love to hear young people pouring out their praises to God. It’s a great encouragement to me. When they speak of the “mighty acts” that God does, and they exalt Him in His “glorious majesty,” I am filled with joy and I am compelled to praise God. The psalmist says that when he meditates on God, his meditations compel him to tell others about God’s great deeds. In praising God, we celebrate God’s abundant goodness, and we sing joyfully of His righteousness. Have you praised the Lord today? Why not start praising Him now. God is not just a great King; He is a loving Father, who has brought you, and me, into His family.
Take a few moments to meditate on His goodness and then open your mouth. Start praising the Lord and sharing the Good News!