All Creatures (Dec 29)

December 29

All Creatures 

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 148:7-14 | Zechariah 14:1-21 | Revelation 20:1-15 | Proverbs 31:8-9

Today’s Scripture Focus: Psalm 148:7-14

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; His splendor is above the earth and the heavens (Psalm 148:13 NIV).

It is interesting how all the readings today come together. Zechariah tells of a “day” when the Lord will rule and reign. Revelation 20 describes the culmination of that day when Jesus will rule and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It will be in that day, when the words of the Psalmist find their ultimate expression: when all creatures of our God and King will worship Him!

In Psalm 148 all creation joins in praise to God—what could be more fitting? From the angels of heaven to the sun, moon and stars—all creation joins in worship of the creator. Sea creatures of all kinds, wild animals, cattle, small animals, birds; they all join the song of praise! Lightning, thunder, hail and wind all make a joyful noise! Don’t forget the mountains and hills and trees—they were created to praise too! Kings of the earth join in praise along with princes and rulers from all nations. Young men and women, Old men and children—everyone joins in the song!

It is good and right for us to praise the name of the Lord. “His name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.” God reigns. Let the earth be glad. Let’s join the angels and worship God our King!

Come, Lord Jesus, rule and reign in me this day. Come, Lord Jesus rule and reign over kings and lords. Come, Lord Jesus, and bring the new creation—let all creation join in praise. Amen.

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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