Open Heaven Daily Devotional
Tuesday May 6
Memorise: Bless the Lord Oh my
soul; and all that is within me,
bless His holy name. Psalm 103:1
Read: Psalm 148:1-4
1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye
the LORD from the heavens: praise
him in the heights. 2 Praise ye
him, all his angels: praise ye him,
all his hosts. 3 Praise ye him, sun
and moon: praise him, all ye stars
of light. 4 Praise him, ye heavens
of heavens, and ye waters that be
above the heavens.
What is the most important thing
in life? Is it to earn a living? Is it
to be wealthy, famous and
revered; or is it to get saved and
get to Heaven? To answer this
question, we need to understand
why man was created. The answer
is simply to glorify God (Isaiah
43:7). Our life is expected to be
one continuous song of praise to
the glory of God (1 Corinthians
10:31). To praise means to
honour, to worship and to glorify.
To praise God is the most
important thing in life. The Bible
shows us that praise is compulsory
for angels (Revelation 7:11-12), for
the saints of God – believers
(Psalm 30:4) and for nations
(Psalm 117:1). Even children are
not exempted from it. Candidly
speaking, children know how best
to praise the Lord. This is one of
the reasons why Christ said that
unless we accept the kingdom of
God like children, we will not be
able to access it. Whatever your
position in life, whether you are a
pastor or a new convert, whether
you are a messenger, governor or
president; whether you are a
prince or a peasant, it is
compulsory for you to praise the
Lord (Psalm 148:12-13). All the
creations of God are also expected
to praise the Lord. God gets
praises from the heavens, the
heights, sun, moon, stars and
wind. Psalm 150:6 says:
“Let every thing that hath breath
praise the LORD. Praise ye the
There are several reasons why we
must praise the Lord. First, we
must praise the Lord because of
His majesty. The Lord is the King
of kings and the Lord of lords. He
deserves to be praised. Secondly,
we should praise God because of
His glory (Psalm 138:5). A king’s
glory is reflected in his robes and
in the quality of his possessions.
The Lord is clothed with light and
rides upon the heavens. Thirdly,
we should praise the Lord because
of His greatness (Psalm 145:3).
Definitely there is no one as great
as the King of kings and the
Creator of all things. Surely no
creator can be greater than the
one who created him. Fourthly, we
should praise the Lord because of
His power (Psalm 21:13). The Lord
said that all power belongs to Him,
be it power in heaven, on earth or
underneath the earth. Fifthly, we
should praise the Lord because of
His goodness (Psalm 107:8). Has
the Lord been good to you? If He
has been good to you, then you
should praise Him. The sixth
reason we should praise God is
because of His mercy (2 Chronicles
20:21). We are saved through His
mercy. We are kept alive through
His mercy. The seventh reason for
which we should praise the Lord is
His wonderful works (Psalm 150:2).
These works include creation,
redemption, consolation, pardon of
sin, spiritual and physical health,
constant preservation and
protection, the hope of glory and
all other physical, material and
spiritual blessings. Praise the Lord!
Action Point: Spend time in praises
today. Praise the Lord with
understanding, joyfully and with


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