Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. Psalm 148:13
The verses preceding this one, list all the things or people who are to praise the Lord. This list includes all of creation–the animals, the land, the vegetation, the weather, and all humans of all ages.
In a very simple way it states that every one and every thing should be praising the Lord. And the whole reason for praising God is that His name is exalted above everything. During the Old Testament, it was God whose name was exalted. In the New Testament and since, it was the name of Jesus that is exalted above all names.
Even the world recognizes that praise is only given to a person or thing that deserves it. The world looks at different people and give them praise for what they have done. Usually these things done are temporary things of this world. There are times where the things done are not good in any way.
Jesus is to be praised because of all that He has done. The greatest thing that Jesus had ever did was when He died on the cross. His death on the cross was something that was great for every person and for all of creation. It was a death to set every one and every thing free from the bondage of death and sin.
Jesus is the only one who can provide a way to get to the Father–God, the only one who can provide a way into heaven. He is the only one who can provide forgiveness of sins, which each and every one of them has a sentence of death.
Jesus is the one who can provide you abundant life here on this earth and in eternity. He is the one who has created everything that you enjoy.
Today think about all that Jesus has done for you. Now lift His name up and give Him praise. Let the whole world know what He has done and is doing and will do. Live for Him each and every moment of each and every day. That is praise to the Lord.
As you go through your day today, do not forget to PRAISE the LORD!
I pray today that you will find time to praise the Lord; that you will have reasons to praise the Lord; that you will live your life in a way that praises the Lord; and that your life will be one of praising the Lord.