“So I will praise you as long as I live, in your name I will lift up my hands,” – Psalm 63:4, (ESV).
The scriptures inform us that in the order of creation human beings came last of a great creation order. There was first light, water, vegetation, birds, animals and finally “God said, let us make mankind in our image, in the image of God, male and female, he created them” (Gen 2:27, NIV)
One of the things we may note that all the above creation were lacking in one thing and that is the ability to praise God with all their being. Human beings defer from other creations in that they can lift up their hands and give praise in worship to the great living God of creation.
The ultimate purpose of why we were created was not because the Almighty was short of objects. Rather that we could praise Him who chose that we also feature in the number of His creations. As is told in the book of Revelations where all the saints are gathered, “Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “ Praise our God all you his servants, and all who fear Him, both great and small” (Rev 19:5, NIV).
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus of Nazareth, that I give you praise, honour and glory for you are the God of creation!