‘I will exalt You, my God the King…’ (Psalm 145:1)
Read Psalm 145
From beginning to end Psalm 145 speaks in fervent praise of the Kingdom of God, from the Psalmist himself and from all creation – praise that is eternal and everlasting – and when we look through these verses we see why such praise is so deserving. The Lord is good and righteous, He is gracious and compassionate, He upholds all who fall and uplifts those who bow down and He provides our every need. Only a few examples of why God is worthy of such praise.
But for all the many ways that this Psalm speaks to us in this way, perhaps the way it should speak to us most is to challenge us. Is our praise of God as it should be? Do we give thanks to God for His goodness, grace and compassion as we should? Do we tell of His glory and make His acts know to others by our life and witness? Do we, in the words of the final verse, speak in praise of the Lord, at all times?
If the answer to all of these questions is a resounding yes, then that’s fine and well. Yet, I suspect that we all fall short in some way in our praise of the Lord. So let’s use this Psalm as a continual challenge to us and let’s respond to that challenge in joy and worship, giving thanks and praise to the Lord for all He has given and for all He does.
Lord, help us to praise You with all of you lives and to share that praise with others in all we say and do. And all this we ask in Jesus name. Amen.
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