Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord Means What?

Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord Means What?

There is something magnificent about God’s entire creation giving thanks and praise to Him. Such command must be obeyed by everyone and everything; the animate and inanimate inclusive. The Lord deserves to be praised —for His faithfulness endures forever.

Inside church services or during devotionals, worships and other religious gatherings, we often hear or read “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” This is a very powerful verse that sparks the curiosity of many Christians. How? Why? Blah blah blah.


If you are alive today and have been failing to praise the Lord then I strongly believe after reading this post, you will start praising His Holy Name wherever you find yourself. Because the Lord deserves all the praise. He has been so gracious to you. That’s why you are still alive and breathing.

Well, today I feel privileged to share with you some interesting insight about this verse from Psalm 150:6 which says:

“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” (Psalm 150:6)

The Psalmist knew God loves praises and worship. So he did not withhold that. In heaven, all creation –angelic beings and whatsoever praise His Holy name day and night. It goes beyond the heavenly realm down deep into the earth.

I do remember one of my evangelist friends telling me he once saw in a vision —flowers of different colors beautifully arranged singing praises to the Lord. He was standing in front of some Christian brothers and sisters preaching —then this awesome vision came to him. It’s simply amazing. Indeed the Lord should be praised by all created things.

Meaning Of Let Everything Praise The Lord

Now let’s try to grab the simple meaning of what the Bible says in Psalm 150:6 that; Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Letting all things that breathe praise the Lord means making some kind of vocal noise, or a sound should be made by blowing into pipes, fifes, trumpets, flutes, etc.

David mentioned several musical instruments such as psaltery, high-sounding cymbals, the trumpet, timbrel, Lutes, viols, and organs, that should be used in making loud praises. It is to be performed with great care, zeal, and ardency of affection.

Again, it is evident enough in Psalm 150 that, King David had no other meaning than summoning up all the voices, and all the musical instruments, to complete the service in FULL CHORUS.

In the spiritual realm, even flowers have voices —my evangelist friend testified that after seeing the vision I talked about in the early paragraphs. The entire universe must burst with HALLELUJAH! in grand services to the Lord.

Look at it carefully –that’s a command for everything that has ‘life’ to praise God. Because God created all visible and invisible things to display His power. Praises must therefore come from heavenly angelic beings to the depth of the sea.

You cannot rob God of His praise. Even if you fail or refuse; the mountains, hills, stones, seas, trees, etc will praise Him. King David said even with his dying breath, he would praise the Lord.

Remember what Jesus said to the Pharisees when they tried to prevent his disciples from praising him as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

“But he said, “If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise.” When the city came into view, he wept over it. “If you had only recognized this day, and everything that was good for you!” (Luke 19:40-41-44 )

As humans and faithful Christians, we ought not to stand aloof and let stones praise the Lord. We must do it all the time because the Lord deserves that in all respect.

Let “everything” is a universal command that means all things that have faculty or power to do it or should get involved in praising God.

When talking about giving praises to the Lord, we can also see a similar and more detailed command in Psalm 148: 1 – 10.

Personally, I often use these verses for meditation because they instruct every created thing (both animate and inanimate) to praise the Lord! These verses reveal the Lord’s wonderful creation in heaven, on earth, and under the earth and how they are all subjected to His power. The Lord’s greatness cannot be fathomed by human minds.

A Call To Praise God At All Times

Throughout the book of Psalms, there is an urgent call on all men to praise God at all times. King David used to do that in the morning, evening, and midnight.

If you call yourself a Christian today, then you must praise your Creator at all times. If you need more reasons or insight, then take a look at some of these Bible verses about praises.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord verse - Psalm 150:6

It doesn’t matter whether you are in difficult times or good times. Never withhold your praises to God. Have you been praising Him enough? Don’t be ungrateful about all the good things He has done for you.

The Psalmist said:

• “Praise God in his sanctuary.” Or in your hearts, which are the temples of the Holy Ghost.

• “Praise him in the firmament,” His magnificence when he sits on his throne. It is understood that his saints shine as stars in the firmament.

• “Praise him for his mighty acts,” The works of his power.

In Summation

To finalize it here, it is obvious that everything was created by God for His own glory. He exercises absolute control over all. Therefore all things must obey His command and purpose.

Everything that hath life is here commanded to praise their Creator. There is no exception —whether spiritual beings like angels, the 24 elders, and 4 living beasts in heaven, etc. as stated in the book of revelation. Or man and beast. Or, metaphorically, inanimate things, may be said to praise the Lord. Amazingly, they all obey God’s order and intention.

“Then I heard every creature – in heaven, on earth, under the earth, in the sea, and all that is in them – singing: “To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be praise, honor, glory, and ruling power forever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13)

Let all of us join together, and put forth our strength and skill in sounding the praises of Jehovah now and forevermore. Amen!

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