(This reading is based on Psalm 148 and is read in accordance with the Revived by His Word initiative of the General Conference of SDAs.)
If I were to sum up Psalm 148 in one statement it'd be this, "Let all things, animate and inanimate; everything that hath breath, praise the Lord; praise ye the Lord!"
The thing that everything has in common is that God is the source of our origin; we owe Him for our existence and should accordingly ascribe praise unto Him. Such an irony that, in context of this earth, it is the crowning act of creation, the only ones made in God's image, that seek to praise Him the least.
And in the event that one should thing that creation is long over and has outlived its relevance to our lives today (a senseless notion), the fact is that God has never stopped working with, in, and through us. Look at Romans 8: 28 for example, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Note, these "things" don't just "work" themselves out, but it is God who works them out. "Whatever you shall ask the Father in My name," Jesus reassures us in John 16: 23, "He will give it you."
Father in Heaven for everything You've done and for all You continue to do we praise Your name. And not only with our lips to we seek to praise You, but with our lives and our means. We pledge to use every talent, every means and every opportunity to establish Your name in all the earth. Use us we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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