Psalm Rehearsing Creation
|I will sing to the Lord as long as I live,|
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
~ Ps. 104:31
I LOVE this psalm! Don't you love reading about our Creator! It is believed that Psalm 104 was penned at the same time as Psalm 103, because it begins as Psalm 103 ends: "Bless the Lord, O my soul!" Psalm 104 is a hymn about creation - all of the elements of God's creative work are mentioned:
- the heavens
- the division of the waters and the land
- provisions for animals & humans
- the 'luminaries' (sun, moon, stars)
- the sea creatures
Psalm 104:4 also mentions the angels - they are curious beings to our human, finite minds aren't they? My Bible notes this:
In verses 19-30, we are taught to praise & magnify God:
O Lord, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all.
The dependence of all creatures on God leads to a closing note of praise as Psalm 104 concludes.