-Theme: Giving praise and blessing to the LORD. Realizing that God is great and above all other gods.
-Historical Insight: This is an anonymous Psalm that gives some brief allusions to the history of God’s providence over His chosen people.
-*Application* Servants of the most high God should praise and bless His awesome Name every single moment of every single day. How can we do that successfully? By staying fresh in His presence and realizing His characteristics continually. Meditation on His precepts and power, love in our heart for Him, and passionately serving His purposes puts us on our way to a fulfilled life in Christ. The author here also suggests singing His praises, which there are no shortage of great songs to reflect His glory in our day and age. The LORD is the only true God, and there can be no other. All other gods are works of man’s hands. They cannot speak, see, or hear. In other words, they have no life breath and cannot do anything eternally beneficial in the deceived heart of those who succumb to their tyranny. We are left then with an obvious choice it would seem. Fear God and live, or serve idols and die. “Those who make them (idols) will be like them, yes, everyone who trusts in them (Psalm 135:18).” Instead, choose to speak, see, hear, and breathe in the Spirit of Christ Jesus. This is true life (John 11:25-27)!
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 135:5