“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!” (Psalm 108:5)
This is a constant consideration of King David. His life experience has led him to an unwavering faith in God. In spite of all that David accomplished, unlike other kings and leaders, he realizes who really deserves the praise. What is above the heavens? We don’t know. We don’t even know how far it is to get beyond the heavens. As far as we can tell they go on forever but David reminds us that they don’t. The heavens and the earth are the realms of mankind but beyond those, there is the realm of God Himself.
Wherever man can see or hear God has been before him doing His marvelous works. In the world of mankind or in the world of God, God is the one to receive glory. Whether from men or angels God is to be exalted. All of God’s creation shows His glory and all give Him glory except men. David knows this, and so he writes psalm after psalm reminding us that we must give God the glory.
Task for Today: Like David of old, use today to give thanks to God, to sing praises to Him among the nations. Know who you really are, a creature made of dust, and who God is, an eternal spiritual being with all knowledge and power. Start your prayers today with verse 5 of Psalm 108.