“Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!” (Psalm 103:22, ESV).
Psalm 103 ends by returning to where it began, a summons to praise the Lord God. The last three verses call on God’s angels, hosts, ministers, and works to worship Him—a sweeping summons of all creation. But at the last, as at the first, David calls upon his own inmost being to bless the Lord. This is the joyful duty of the redeemed, to glorify our great Redeemer, and declare His fame before all the earth.
Turn your heart to worship as you walk through your days. The gift of life in the gospel is the gift of an enduring relationship with God, where His praise should be continually in our hearts. Worship is a balm for the burdened soul, a powerful help against temptation, a wonderful encouragement amid trials—but, most of all, worship is what we are made for, because we are creatures of the awesome God.