June 29th, 2012 | By admin
by Paul Holland
We conclude our Daily Nourishment today in reading the book of Psalms. The book of Psalms is certainly one of our favorite books. Psalm 148 is a hymn of praise. C. S. Lewis wrote a devotional book, Reflections on the Psalms in which he writes: “I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation. …In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him” (95, 97).
Derek Kidner in the Tyndale OT Commentary Series calls this psalm a “Choir of Creation” (487). You are familiar with this psalm because you have sung it frequently in worship. In 1893, these words were set to music by William Kirkpatrick. (more…)