Music for June 15
Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
Psalm 148 is full of commands and yet the Psalmist is only commanding one thing: praise the LORD! Hosts of angels, the sun, moon and stars, creatures of the earth, fire, hail, snow, mist and wind, mountains, trees, and all men are commanded to praise YAHWEH. The earth and everything in it is informed that His name alone is exalted and His majesty transcends the earth and the heavens. We indeed have much to praise the limitless God for as sinful creatures saved by His grace through Jesus Christ. We now get to praise YAHWEH because of the Cornerstone which the builders rejected. Despite what our guilty hands have done Jesus Christ has set us free from the bondage of sin and death and now we are alive in Him. Let us joyfully give praise to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the great gift of salvation!
Lead On O King Eternal
Grace and Peace
Not What My Hands Have Done