The psalmist offers great rationale for and motivation to praise the Creator of the world. He encourages the reader to praise His name, His goodness, His covering and provision for Israel. Why should the reader praise Him? Because He is great, above all gods. He is omnipotent, and rules the whole earth. He is King of kings, showing His power over Egypt and Pharaoh, over Sihon of the Amorites, Og of Basham, and all the kingdoms of Canaan. His name is great and He is famous over all the earth.
Idols, on the other hand, and made by men and cannot speak, see, heart, or even breathe. He sums up his thoughts by the following:
19 Bless the Lord, O house of Israel!
Bless the Lord, O house of Aaron!
20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi!
You who fear the Lord, bless the Lord!
21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion,
Who dwells in Jerusalem!
Praise the Lord!
Today., we may not observe the nationalistic provision of God like Israel did. We are not going to war under the banner of Yahweh. However, we are in spiritual warfare, and we face an enemy that is not only physical, but very much spiritual. It is essential that we recognize from where our help comes. We do not win or conquer by flesh and blood methods or tools. Instead, we serve a powerful, spiritual God Who is able to do all we have need of to survive and prosper. However, even when God gives us the victory, we sometimes forget from where that help comes. Be diligent to praise Him, honor Him, extol His greatness because of all He has done AND for Who He is.