The King is Coming
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
You can tell the Psalmist has reached a state of sheer ecstasy and joy. He is speaking again with the word "all" several times. Verse 19: His kingdom rules over all. Verse 21: all his heavenly hosts.
Praise is the language of sinners set free!
I pray every morning the little prayer of Lancelot Andrews: Let us all be glad and rejoice and give honor to Him. As for my soul, it shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness. Therefore, let my mouth be filled with Thy praise, that I may sing of Thy glory and honor all the day long. This is the happiness of the four creatures in the revelation. They rest not day and night saying , "Holy! Holy!Holy! Lord God Almighty! Which was and is and is to come!"
Revelation 19:4, 5: And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne says, "Amen. Hallelujah!" And a voice came from the throne, saying, "Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and great". (NASB)
One of the beautiful things about learning the discipline of praise and beginning the day with an attitude of gratitude is that it spills over and changes so much in the marriage relationship. When we turn positive and speak words of affirmation and encouragement, we have learned how to be a blessing to others by truly praising them.
Dave and Claudia Arp give us some practical tips for praising one another: (1) Be specific. Describe, don't evaluate. (2) Be sincere, avoid exaggeration. (3) Don't overlook written praise. (4) Give a gift for no reason at all. (5) Praise often. (Logos Library Systems)
Verse 22: Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
Once again the Psalmist returns to the word "all": All his works everywhere in his dominion. We have learned his kingdom rules over all back in verse 19. The Psalmist then ends the psalm the way he started: Praise the Lord, O my soul. Wow! What a choir!
Don Wyrtzen prays: I praise You and thank You, O Lord, for Your sovereignty and authority over all creation. I want to join the heavenly hosts in praising Your name today. Teach me some 'melodious sonnet'.