Praise the LORD, all nations; Laud Him, all peoples! For His lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!
You probably know the abbreviation 'PTL!'. It stands for, 'Praise the Lord!' But how many times do we actually use that without actually praising Him? He deserves our praise and our admiration - our all, in fact. The Bible says a lot about praising the Lord. Chapters and chapters are devoted to praising Him, especially in the Psalms, as today's passage shows. Psalms 146 and 150 begin with 'Praise the Lord' and end with 'Praise the Lord'. Really, everything should begin with praising the Lord, and everything should end with praising the Lord. He is the Beginning and the End of everything.
In the book of Psalms alone the word 'praise' is used 147+ times. That's approximately once every chapter - sometimes more.
Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty expanse.
Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Praise him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.
Praise him with timbrel and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!
We should do everything, praising the Lord!