Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;”
[To you belong all things, O Lord Yahweh, the Great Creator: every square inch of land, every drop of water, every plant, every mineral, every molecule as well as every creature. You are the undisputed owner by virtue of creating it all out of nothing.
You are therefore worthy of glory and honor, of awe and worship. You are worthy of obedience, for we, too, belong to you as the work of your hands, as creatures before the Creator.
Psalm 24:2 “ for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.”
[It was you, Lord Yahweh, who spoke and brought the earth into existence. You are the One who planned all, established the laws of physics, set gravity at just the right strength, who put your stamp of design on every aspect of your creation.
Your intelligence is seen everywhere: in the complexity, variety and beauty of flowers, giving you honor in their gracefulness and cheer as they bear seeds for the next year; in the design of fruit, with its perfect packaging for seeds and as delicious food for creatures; in the reproduction of animals in various ways, each appropriate for their place of life.
I praise you, Lord that you are the founder of all, the source of all, the protector of all, the redeemer of all. You are the God worthy of worship and honor, of obedience and praise, of thanksgiving and self-denial.
Praise you that you lead us consistently in the right way, moving us back towards the beauty that was there in the beginning. Praise you that we can know you, walk with you, cooperate with you, be loved by you, the Great Creator God.
I give you glory, honor and thanks today. May you be honored in my life. May I bring you joy, not pain; gladness, not sorrow; may I please you, not grieve you. Honor yourself in my life today.