19 All you Israelites, praise the Lord;
house of Aaron, praise the Lord;
20 house of Levi, praise the Lord;
you who fear him, praise the Lord.
21 Praise be to the Lord from Zion,
to him who dwells in Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord. Psalm 135:19-21
Have you ever wondered why psalmists tell us to “praise the Lord” over and over and over again? Did they ever feel like they were telling us too often to praise the Lord? No, because they knew who they were dealing with: frail, forgetful, and self-absorbed people. We need to be reminded often to worship and praise the Lord because we forget. It’s not that we want to forget these important aspects of our faith, it’s just that our real lives interfere with what we know we should be doing.
So, the Holy Spirit inspired these verses to keep us in constant reminder to do the very basics of the Christian faith. If we practice these things long enough, they are habit forming. But it’s always good to remind us of simple truths.
So, if you live in Minnesota or California or New York or Asia or Europe or Africa, praise the Lord.
You who fear him, praise the Lord.