Talks for Growing Christians
Praise for the Lord’s Creation and Dominion Over It
Lesson Number 75
- Believers should praise the Lord because of His creation.
- Believers should praise the Lord because of His dominion.
- Sing hallelujah for harmony!
- What is the structure of Psalm 104?
- According to this structure, verses 6-9 would parallel Day 3 of creation, when the Lord brought the dry land out of the water. But what is another possible scenario for these verses?
- Give a definition of “dominion.”
- What is a leviathan (verse 26)?
- Psalm 104 has been called a poetic parallel to Genesis 1 because structurally the psalm follows the six days of creation week.
- The flood of Noah’s day
- Dominion means supreme authority and control over a realm. The Lord’s dominion over His creation is good and complete.
- The Leviathan is probably a reference to the plesiosaur, a large marine reptile that is now extinct.
- Psalm 104: 19-23 speaks of the Lord’s creation of the seasons and the day-night cycle. Have you ever thought of these regular occurrences as an occasion to praise the Lord?
- “Hallelujah” is Hebrew for “Praise the Lord.” Will you join the psalmist in his determination to praise the Lord as long as he lives?
- “He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down.” Psalm 104:19
- “O LORD, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions.” Psalm 104:24
- “I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” Psalm 104:33