13. Let them praise and exalt the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted and supreme! His glory and majesty are above earth and heaven!
14. He has lifted up a horn for His people (giving them power, prosperity, dignity and pre-eminence), a song of praise for all His godly ones, for the people of Israel who are near to Him, Praise the Lord! — Hallelujah! Amp.
This Psalm is full of praises to the Lord by all of creation. We cannot see the sun, moon, and stars praising our King, but they were created by Him and do exalt the Lord.
Revelation 5:13 And I heard every created thing in heaven and on earth and under the earth (in Hades, the place of departed spirits) and on the sea and all that is in it, crying out together, To Him Who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb, be ascribed the blessing, and the honor, and the majesty (glory, splendor), and the power (might, dominion), forever and ever through the eternities of the eternities! Amp.
We see that all of creation will bring honor to Him Who sits on the throne and the Lamb forever and ever. That means every animal, every tree and every person who does not make it to heaven will still cry out in blessings unto Them.
Psalm 148:14 is saying that He has given His godly ones a special power, prosperity, dignity and pre-eminence, and a song of praise to those who are near to Him. This is a special gift that puts them above the rest of creation. We have been called to lead the way in the praise and worship of our King.
Singing is so important because it shows us the condition of our heart. When all is well and prosperous, we can sing joyfully for all of our blessings. But when trouble comes and the fires of affliction are burning, we tend to draw back into the self-mode.
He wants us to sing because of Who He is and not because of where we are. Therefore, we must learn to sing in the bad times, putting Him first, because that is where He belongs. He will be exalted by all. Isn’t it right that He would teach us this wonderful lesson now?
He has given us a horn which means power. Psalm 22:3 “But Thou art holy, O Thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” There is power in our praise and worship because He is always there in the midst of our singing. This fights the enemy and gives us great joy. Without it this world and all its trials can get you down.
He knows us and just what we need. He will give us a song, speaking words of love and deliverance to us right when we need them! I know because He does it for me every day!
If He is there in the middle of our praises, how will it go for us if we neglect this special gift we have been given? Whose fault is it if we are bound in areas and depressed?
Psalm 145:2 Every day with its new reasons will I bless You — affectionately and gratefully praise You: yes, I will praise your name for ever and ever. Amp.