Praise you the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
I. ITS SPIRIT IS EXULTATION. Is there gratitude in it? Yes, gratitude of the highest type and degree, and gratitude is an element of joy. Is there admiration in it? Yes, admiration of supreme excellence, and the mind admiring beauty, whether artistic or natural, physical or moral, is the mind in rapture. Is adoration in it? Yes, adoration of the most transcendent order, the adoration of ineffable excellence, and the mind adoring is the mind in ecstasy. Talk not of worship as a means to heaven, it is heaven itself.
II. ITS REASON IS SUPREME. Praise God —
1. Because of His works.
2. Because of His transcendent excellence.
III. ITS OBLIGATION IS UNIVERSAL.
(David Thomas, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.