A MOSAIC OF A PSALM
This Psalm has no title. It is mainly made up of selections from other Scriptures. It is a mosaic.
The whole Psalm is composed of many choice extracts, and yet it has all the continuity and freshness of an original poem.
The first fourteen verses are an exhortation to praise Jehovah for
1. His goodness (v.3)
2. His electing love (v.4)
3. His greatness (vv.5-7)
4. His judgments (vv.8-12)
5. His unchanging character (v.13)
6. His love towards His people (v.14)
This is followed by a destruction of idols (vv.15-18) and a further exhortation to bless His Name. It is a song full of life, vigour, variety and devotion.
It is not enough for us to praise God ourselves, we are quite unequal to such a work; let us call in all our friends and neighbours, and if they have been slack in such a service, let us stir them up to it with loving exhortations. “Praise ye the name of the LORD.” Do not only magnify the Lord because He is God; but study His character and His doings, and thus render intelligent, appreciative praise. We do not praise enough; we cannot praise too much.
THOUGHT: (Read Psalm 135:1.)
PRAYER: (Use Psalm 135:20.)