Psalm 150 says let everything that has breath praise the Lord. The writer is using the analogy of every living thing praising the Lord.
Psalm 150:6 (NLT) Let everything that breathes sing praises to the LORD! Praise the LORD!
Psalm 148 says every living thing that breathes praising God isn’t enough. The psalmist calls on the entire creation to praise Him breathing or not. The creation itself shouts praise to its creator. That’s one of the reasons that Paul says that man is without excuse in not acknowledging the existence of God the Creator of all things.
Romans 1:18-20 (NLT)18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
“Let everything, absolutely everything praise the Lord”!
Creation’s Praise Of The Lord
Psalm 148:1-14 (NLT)1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens! Praise him from the skies!2 Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven!3 Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you twinkling stars!4 Praise him, skies above! Praise him, vapors high above the clouds!5 Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for he issued his command, and they came into being.6 He set them in place forever and ever. His decree will never be revoked.7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you creatures of the ocean depths,8 fire and hail, snow and clouds, wind and weather that obey him,9 mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,10 wild animals and all livestock, small scurrying animals and birds,11 kings of the earth and all people, rulers and judges of the earth,12 young men and young women, old men and children.13 Let them all praise the name of the LORD. For his name is very great; his glory towers over the earth and heaven!14 He has made his people strong, honoring his faithful ones— the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the LORD!
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Donald Jacobs is an ordained minister with the spiritual gift of teaching. He is the Associate Pastor of a non-denominational church in Los Angeles, CA.