Verse 1 – Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!
Verse 2 – Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!
Verse 3 – From the rising of the sun to it’s going down the Lords name is to be praised.
The praising of God’s name means the recognition of His position of power and authority. This psalm is one of a set of songs recited during Passover. Some Bibles use “Yahweh,” God’s name. The phrase “servants of Yahweh” refers to the priests.
From the rising of the sun, indicates God’s omniscience and longevity of the Kingly reign.
Verse 4 – The Lord is high above all nations, and His glory above the heavens.
Verse 5 – Who is like the Lord over God, who dwells on high,
Verse 6 – Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth?
Verse 7 – He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap,
Verse 8 – That He may seat him with princes – with the princes of His people.
Verse 9 – He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord!
God has a calling, purpose, and destiny, for everyone’s life. Keep in mind, you are not going to start out on top. It could take years of God’s Holy Spirit training you, but He will use the willing. He pulls us up and out to get us where we need to be.
In Zechariah, chapter 4, Zerubbabel is told, “For who has despised the day of small things?” Now, I know we don’t talk that way, so in other words , “Don’t disregard or despise small beginnings.” Your purpose and destiny will start with a strong desire, and if it doesn’t fade and you don’t quit, God will bring it to pass. Like the psalmist wrote, “Praise the Lord forevermore!”