Nov. 11. Psalm of Praise

Ps. 104:1-35

“Bless the Lord, O my soul!” The psalmist continued from that exclamation of praise to a highly figurative account of God’s creation of the earth and how it provides for its inhabitants. He began by describing God as light and proclaiming His universal presence. A poetic description of the separation of water from land to form the seas and streams to provide for man and animals shows His providential care for His creation. All things necessary for the sustaining of life are provided, but if God were to hide His face from His creation, it would die. The writer closed his psalm with a description of God’s glory and a prayer for the elimination of sin from the earth. “Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord!”