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He Commanded and They Were Created

February 7, 2020


He Commanded and They Were Created

In spite of all the sin and sorrow  in this world,  we have innumerable things  to praise the LORD for.     Tucked in with our challenges,  we all have blessings  that we should be giving  praise and thanksgiving for.     Each of our blessings  meets personal needs  because God knows us  inside and out — and He cares for us.

In our gladness for many personal blessings,  we need to also think  of a part  of the bigger picture.      The Almighty who tends to our daily needs  is also  the Creator  of all the big things.      There is so much  in all of this creation  that we should be  praising God for.      Psalm 148:1-6 brings out  just a few things  in creation  that should praise the LORD.      It sings,

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,  all stars of light!
Praise Him,  highest heavens,
And the waters  that are above the heavens!
Let them praise the name  of the LORD,
For  He commanded  and they were created.
He has also established them  forever and ever;
He has made a decree  which will not pass away.

He commanded and they were created.”      The LORD did not sweat it out  as He created all things.      He simply commanded them  into being.      The LORD God is not weak  or helpless  or without knowledge and wisdom.      Every single thing He created  with His command  is something  that works in harmony  with all the rest  of creation.

Many more things  are listed  in the rest of this Psalm,  but the point is  the power,  wisdom,  and might  of the LORD God Almighty.      We are not to praise  some puny,  forgetful being.      God’s wisdom  in making all things work together  to bless us  and give us life  is profound  beyond our wildest imagination.

This wise,  almighty God  knows  how to lead us  through this world of sin,  with all our personal problems  and trials.      Our Savior knows  how to mold us  with life situations  that create the faith,  hope  and love  that we need  to serve  in His ultimate purposes  in eternal life.      It’s all a marvelous power  that strengthens  and keeps us — even though we’re going through sufferings — and will cause us  to praise the LORD  when we understand  all that He has worked  in our lives.

But,  we should not wait  until heaven  to praise the LORD  for His love  and salvation.      We should praise Him each day of our lives  right now,  because He deserves  all of our praise.

As we think about  how all of creation  praises the LORD  as each created thing serves God’s purpose,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      O LORD,  all glory,  power,  and dominion  surely is to Your holy Name  forever!”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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