As the composer of Psalm 148 concludes his paean of praise, He succinctly states three of Jehovah’s unique and praiseworthy features when he writes: “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. And He has exalted the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints—of the children of Israel, a people near to Him” (vv. 13-14).
- The name of God—the sum total of His eternal, divine nature and His perfect, virtuous character—is unique. It is above all others, exalted. It rises to a level far above everyone and everything else. Its brilliance is clearly seen in the exquisite beauty of His holiness.
- The glory of God—His august and terrible presence which makes it impossible for human eyes to behold Him and live (Exodus 33:20)—is unique. It reaches heights above human and angelic levels.
- The people of God—that family of earthlings by which He has woven the scarlet thread of redemption into human history for their salvation—are unique. His wondrous plan of transforming sinners into saints demonstrates the immensity of His grace, mercy, love, and patience. That a Being Whose throne is in heaven and has earth as His footstool (Isaiah 66:1) would be intimately and intensely concerned and be personally involved in creating a family from every nation on the earth defies the ability of human language to comprehensively extol. All His saints, the people near to Him, ought ever to Praise the Lord!