“Praise the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord,
give praise, O servants of the Lord,
who stand in the house of the Lord,
in the courts of the house of our God!
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
sing to his name, for it is pleasant!
For I know that the Lord is great,
and that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatever the Lord pleases, he does,
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all deeps.
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,
who makes lightnings for the rain
and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
Your name, O Lord, endures forever,
your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages.
For the Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.” Psalm 135:1-3,5-7,13-14
“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.” Hebrews 1:3
He it is, the pre-existent One, infinitely before and Cause and End of all creation, who set His affection on us and saved us. This was not because of what we had done, but because of who He is, the merciful Redeemer. He it is who ignites our hearts with His radiance and our lips to sing to His name. (Deuteronomy 7:7-8; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-17; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 1:10-12)
We have every reason to praise the LORD. His name that is above every name is good, excellent, beautiful, and holy, to be voiced with reverence and awe. He is sovereign King whose throne cannot be shaken, and great High Priest, sufficient and supreme for and above His creation. He is superior to all gods, the Lord of lords, ineffably sublime. His providence is loving and sure. His power and creativity are infinite. His renown is limitless and untouchable. Yes, He it is who is worthy of praise. (Deuteronomy 10:17; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 4:14; 12:28-29)
We have every reason to trust the LORD. He is supreme, excellent and perfect in His ways. What He plans is redemptive and for our hope, and He always does what He says He will. His rule and justice are eternal and consistent with His righteous pleasure. He is unique in His divinity, and always prepares and works good for His children. He is for us, our Defender and Advocate, our Shield and great reward. Yes, He it is who is worthy of our trust. (Genesis 15:1; Isaiah 46:9-11; Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28-34)
We have every reason to serve the LORD. He owns the house, He rules the courts, and He is a good and compassionate Master. He has freed us from slavery to sin to be His willing and privileged servants. We serve Him by serving others in His name. Yes, He it is who is worthy of our service. (Matthew 25:40; Romans 6:20-22; Galatians 5:13)
We have every reason to love the LORD. None cherishes us like He. His love is everlasting, His grace and kindness unmatched. He made us in His image and for His glory, and gave His life for ours. Would we not give ours and all our affection for and to Him? Yes, He it is who is worthy of our love. (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 43:3-7; Jeremiah 31:3; John 15:13)
Resplendent LORD God, You alone are worthy of my full allegiance and adoration. Keep me praising You all the day and night, with the honor You deserve.