Psalms 113:1



The Bible says in Psalm 113:1-6, “Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.[2] Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.[3] From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised.[4] The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.[5] Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,[6] Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!” If we understand just a little bit who God really is, then we will praise Him. The only ones who can praise the Lord are the “servants of the LORD” as we are called in verse one. You become a servant of the Lord once you believe on Jesus, because true belief involves surrendering to Him and to His will. We are reminded to praise the Lord, and to praise the “name” of the Lord. His “name” is mentioned three times in these verses. God is the eternally-existent one. This should be of great importance to all of us humans, because we are mere mortals. Verse two tells us how long to praise the Lord: forever. Verse three tells us where to praise the Lord: everywhere. Verse four gives us another reason to praise the Lord: He is “high.” He is far above all nations and His glory is above the heavens. From a human standpoint in life on this earth, the leaders of nations have a lot of power. But they have no power at all compared to the all-powerful God. God is at the top of every hierarchy. God controls everything from His high and powerful position. Praise Him for all that He is doing as He controls everything and everyone under Him.


Heaven is a glorious place: the music and the singing and the laughing. The gold and the precious stones and the beauty. The holiness and the peace and the wonder of it all. The angels and the prophets and the saved souls and all the children from all the centuries. And yet the glory of the Lord is high above it all. We cannot even imagine it. Praise Him. How can it be that the Almighty God, who is so high above it all, can look into the details and the affairs of human beings on this little planet? How can it be that He sent His Son to live on this earth and then to die for our sins? Praise Him.  


The Bible says in Psalm 113:7-9, “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;[8] That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.[9] He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.” Human beings have a hierarchy and they give status to those near the top of the hierarchy. Humans tend to disregard and disrespect those who are at the bottom of the human hierarchy of life. But God does not look at things the way human do. God looks for the ones on the bottom, and God raises the needy and the poor. The needy and the poor are more likely to turn to Christ, and therefore will be in heaven forever. Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor.” Jesus also mentions the “barren woman” in Psalm 113:9. For a woman who greatly desires to have a child, there may be no greater sadness than to not have one. But God can fix that too. God can perform a miracle like He did with Abraham’s wife in the Old Testament, and like He did with John the Baptist’s mother in the New Testament. And God can give children in other ways too like with adoption. Every child is a gift and deserves to be loved. God can also give spiritual children like the Apostle Paul had with all the people that he led to Christ. Those are the best children of all because you will be with them forever in heaven.




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