Psalm 113:1

“Praise the Lord! Praise, O Servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 113:1)

This is the first verse of the section of the Psalms known as the Hallel. A series of psalms all dedicated to praising God for His dealings with Israel. The 113th Psalm reminds us that from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun God is to be praised. The question is raised, “Who is like the Lord our God?”

This psalm ends just like it begins with the theme of praise the Lord. Praise the Lord every day, from now into eternity. Every hour of every day from the east to the west praise the Lord. Praise the Lord for all He has done, and for all, He is going to do. This last is very important. Our God is to be praised because His blessings are continuous. We can count on God to do tomorrow as He did yesterday. God is steadfast in His blessings of His people. He has done marvelous works, and He does marvelous works and will do marvelous works. No wonder He is to be praised from east to west and from now on.

Task for Today: Join in the Hallel. Praise God with song and prayer. Praise God alone and with others. Let your day and your night be filled with praise for the powerful and loving God you serve. Don’t wait for Sunday, praise Him today!

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