He Lifteth (1 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
From the lowest depths to the highest heights. "This text is found in Psalm 113:7,8, but first I want to read this great Psalm. If you have your Bible I would like for you to turn with me to this great passage. It begins with "Praise ye the Lord," in Hebrew "Hallelujah".
"Praise ye the Lord! Praise, 0 ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord." We are to praise God. That means we are to be grateful for everything God is to us and to give thanks and blessing to His name. Servants of the Lord ought to praise the Lord always.
And then verse 2, "Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. We ought to always be praising the Lord and blessing the Lord, our lives open to Him utterly and absolutely used in His service.
And then the extension of this praise. "From the rising of the sun until the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised. That means throughout the entire earth. "Rising of the sun to the going down thereof." It can mean distance or it can mean time, it can mean all day long from the sunrise to sunset, or it can mean from one end of this earth to the other, for that expression is used in the word of God. Praise then throughout all the earth, throughout all time.
Now the exaltation of the Lord. "The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens." That is the exaltation of God. Oh, my friends, He is higher than all the people of the earth put to together. He is above the heavens. There isn't anybody that can come near to God.
Then verse 5 the uniqueness of God. "Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high?" There isn't anybody like Him. Even the angels don't compare with Him. Angels we consider to be perfect beings, and they are in a sense but compared to God they are not perfect. How holy God is in His absolute purity, "He chargeth His angels with folly and even the stars are not ...
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