“Hallelujah! 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, highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the name of Yahweh, for He commanded, and they were created. He set them in position forever and ever; He gave an order that will never pass away. Praise the Lord from the earth, all sea monsters and ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and cloud, powerful wind that executes His command, mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, creatures that crawl and flying birds, kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth, young men as well as young women, old and young together. Let them praise the name of Yahweh, for His name alone is exalted. His majesty covers heaven and earth. He has raised up a horn for His people, resulting in praise to all His godly ones, to the Israelites, the people close to Him. Hallelujah!”
Attributed to David, Psalm 148 says the same thing, over and over, in every context possible. Simply put, he uses 14 verses to say, “Halleluiah! Praise the Lord!” From heaven to earth to angels and people, sun to moon, mountains to oceans, all were created by Him and for Him. All give praise to Him, because that’s what they’re created to do!
Finding purpose is one if the biggest challenges of life. The sooner we realize what we’re created to do, the happier we are in life! Specifically, all of us were created to do specific things. Mine is to teach, make music and reach the lost. I’m absolutely passionate about these things! Generally, we’re ALL created to bring glory to God! He created us to be in a relationship with Himself. Within that context are extreme contentment, happiness and joy. All of life’s interuptions, harse realities and disappointment cannot perminately penitrate that peace and joy, if you just keep doing what you were created to do–praise Him!
According to this passage, ALL of creation was created to passively praise God-all bring glory to Him and point to Hom , but not all were created for a ACTIVE, communicative relationship with the Creator. You and I were! Within that context are unshakable peace and joy–outside of that is boredom, discontentment and hopelessness.
You were created to praise Him, so, with David, “let everything that has life and breath, praise the Lord”! (Ps 150:6)
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