Psalm 148 is the first of the last three Psalms that leads in incredible praise. It begins in heights of heaven, descends to the lowest parts of earth and elevates to His throne. Praise emanates from things with and things without life, rational and irrational, lofty and lowly, all are commanded worship The Creator.
The psalmist writes, “Let them praise the name of the Lord , for His name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven. (Psalms 148:13)
His name alone . . .
We all appreciate receiving praise and compliments. It validates our contribution and calling. Praise encourages, empowers and energizes us.
Yet, at the end of the day, we are what we are only by His grace.
There’s an old chorus, “All the glory belongs to Jesus. All the praise belongs to Him. All that I am or ever hope to be, all the glory belongs to Him”.
As we serve Him today, design everything so He gets the praise. Direct all the glory His way. And, if any praise comes our way, deflect it to Him.
“For His name alone is exalted!”