“Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind.” (Psalm 104:1-3)
David directs our singing voices Godward to the Creator of the universe. In fact, our whole being is called to bless the Lord at all times. Dr. Henry M. Morris stated that Psalm 104 is one of the most important creation chapters in the Bible, covering Yahweh’s care for His creation before, during, and after the Flood.
The first five verses cover the initial days of creation. We even get to witness the creation of the angels, occurring right before the laying of the foundations of the world (Psalm 104:4-5). Then we see God’s care during the Flood judgment and His subsequent command to return the waters back to the sea (vv. 6-9). Next, look at Yahweh’s provision in caring for His creatures—even the leviathan (v. 26).
What’s the Lord’s response to His glorious creative hand? “The LORD shall rejoice in his works” (v. 31). How about David’s response? “I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being” (v. 33). What’s your response, believer? Let our meditation and thoughts always be pleasing to Him. Let us be joyful for His provision in all of the God-given graces we witness and explore in His precious Word, including salvation (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Hopefully, you will find joy in shouting, “Praise ye the Lord” to Jesus Christ our Creator, Sustainer, and Savior. CM
Days of Praise Podcast is a podcast based on the Institute for Creation Research quarterly print devotional, Days of Praise. Start your day with devotional readings written by Dr. Henry Morris, Dr. Henry Morris III, Dr. John Morris, and others to strengthen and encourage you in your Christian faith.