Read: Psalm 108
A psalm of David that invites all to praise the Lord as we pray for help. I will sing praises to the Lord!
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.
The psalms constantly lift up praises to God Almighty, the Lord of all. I wonder if we lose our sense of awe and wonder after reading that phrase so many times. Those who have denied God probably look at these songs of praise as dogmatic worship from ancient people who didn’t know any better. After all, aren’t these the people who had gods for every occasion?
It is certainly true that many people in those times had idols and a belief system that deserves the bad press, but our ancestors were not unintelligent. They were shrewd, cunning and were able to accomplish much because of the brilliant minds God had given people of that time just as this time. It’s easy to feel high and mighty because of the stuff we have today, but these guys did amazing things without the comforts we have.
Our ancestors praised the Lord above all because they knew he was the Lord of Creation. They were smart enough to figure it out then–seems like we should be smart enough to figure it out now!