Psalms 146-150 – Day 23

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Psalms 146-150 – Day 23

Psalm 148:13-14

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His splendour is above the earth and the heavens. And He has raised up for His people a horn, the praise of all His faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to His heart.
Praise the Lord.

The Thought

The previous verses of this psalm have given us a brief outline of who God is, and why He alone should be exalted! The psalmist was continuing to encourage all created things to praise The Lord. Today’s verses tell us why!

Our God, the creator of the world, is the most highly exalted of all deities. In fact He is the only real deity, the others are pretenders trying to steal His throne! Satan thought he had won when Jesus went to the cross, and so was planning to take over the world. All idols are under his influence and will be destroyed at Jesus return to earth.

The word horn used here symbolizes strength, and is sometimes translated a “strong liberator”. We can take that to be Christ, but when this psalm was written Jesus had not yet appeared on earth, but the people of the time knew that God had often raised up a “strong liberator” who, (like the horns of a bull or a buffalo) was almost impossible to break! Remember Samson, Joseph, Moses, Gideon, David, and many other characters who did amazing things for the Lord, and for His people, often under very difficult circumstances.


Read Psalm 148 again today in its entirety, while slowly appreciating it and joining in praise with the writer.

Think about the times when you have been reminded of the greatness of God through some fairly normal occurrence. Thank Him that He is an amazing wonderful God.

Sing your favourite praise song regularly to Him throughout your day, and enjoy His company, remembering that He is always with you (Deuteronomy 31:6, Joshua 1:5).

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