To praise the LORD is to proclaim what we know about Him to be true. For there is nothing true about God that is bad or uncomely. The LORD is unlike men and women in that He has nothing shameful that would taint His image in the eyes of people. The LORD in His full glory is beautiful in every way. What have we seen or grown to know about our God?
We can declare what we know about His sovereignty over creation: that His power controls the raging sea waters, both prompts and stills their mighty waves; that the heavens belong to Him, and the skies by day and night bring forth brilliant light upon the earth to bring Him glory; that all creatures, formations, and climates throughout the vast expanse of the universe have been created by God, and that all that can be seen from the north to the south were brought into existence by His Will.
What joy is known when we recall what we know about the LORD! How wonderful it is to remember His perfect righteousness and justice! He has made a covenant with King David and fulfilled it through His own Son. He has been good to send to us Jesus, the One by Whom the LORD has displayed the fullness of His faithful love and truth. For all these things and more, we can give Him the praise He deserves from us.