Psalm 145

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The Psalms teach us much about God and Psalm 145 is an excellent example. It is called a Praise of David and indeed is the last Psalm attributed to Him. In it David shows how we may praise God. He says to God that he will bless Him and praise Him forever and ever and that He is great and greatly to be praised and that His greatness is unsearchable (NKJV). We, as humble human beings, are limited in what we can know about God and His greatness, yet by looking around us we can see all the greatness of His creation and know that He is worthy of all the praise we can possibly give Him. The Psalm goes on to tell us more about our God and King.

Men shall speak of the greatness and goodness of God through many generations and continue to praise Him forever. This is something we should have a hand in as we pass on the virtues of God to our sons and daughters and they on to their offspring. God is praised by human creatures forever, as well as by every aspect of His creation, which speaks loudly to those who have an ear and can hear, about the vast and unsearchable greatness and goodness of God.

Verses 8 and 9 tell us: “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.” Indeed God looks over and cares for all, whether they be saint or sinner and wants all everywhere to repent.

His compassion and mercy as clearly seen in His long-suffering attitude toward all of us. He is “not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”(2 Peter 3:9).

It should be the work of every Christian to care for and uplift the weak and the down-trodden even as God does (vs 14). It is a testament to God’s greatness, how all eyes (including wild beast, birds, etc.) look to Him and He feeds them and is able to satisfy their desires by opening His hand to all.

How much more can He meet our spiritual desires when we turn to Him and learn to fear Him and call out to Him in all truth. He satisfies our spiritual needs from cradle to grave and has given us His Word in the bible so that we can know and practice His will for us. Then He meets our needs and fulfills our desires beyond what we can imagine in the life to come.

God is not hard to find because He is near to each one of us, if we will but seek Him we can find Him and in doing what He would have us do, become His child such that He will care for us and meet our needs in the way that He has intended for us and even save us at the last day when we obey Him and live a life of obedient faith doing His will. He who seeks God and His righteousness with an honest and true heart will find it.

Finally, verse 20 sums up everything: “The Lord preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.” Which of these will we choose to be: one who loves God and serves Him to the best of their ability and so is eternally and in this life, preserved by Him or will we disobey God and so be found with the wicked, whom He will destroy? This is the question God poses to all men and He gives us the free will to chose.

Indeed, for all this and all that He has done and is doing, we should praise God forever and ever and bless Him as far as we are able, even as all creation does the same. To do otherwise is to work against our very nature and purpose, for we were created to serve, honor and praise our Holy Father in heaven.

May God bless and keep you until next time.

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