Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD (Psalm 150:6, KJV)
The LORD is worthy of our praise. In fact, we are recreated for His praise. The New Creation in Christ is a visible display of the praises of the Living God.
Read the words of the Psalmist below from the first verse in this chapter:
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: Praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: Praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: Praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: Praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals” (Psalm 150:1–5, KJV).
He then concludes by saying, “let everything that hath breath praise the LORD”! Let me point out two hidden truths in the word “breath” as it relates to praising the LORD. The first is that breath is a sign and manifestation of life. It means as long as you are alive, every part of your life should be to the praise of God. This is not limited to our words. It means when people see you, they should praise God! They see things in you that only make them say “praise the Lord”! The second truth is that breath is the dynamo of words. When we speak, the sound waves of the words we speak are produced by breath from our lungs. That is why the word of God is also called the “breath of His lips” ( Ps. 33:6). God’s praise should be in your mouth always!
Why did the Psalmist encourage everything living to praise the LORD?
APPLY THE WORD
Cultivate a habit of praising the LORD. Learn to sing unto the LORD. Learn to dance to Him. Learn to speak His praise. Talk of what He has done. Like Paul and Silas, learn to sing His praise even in that difficult situation.
Ask the Spirit to help you develop a habit of praising God continually.