I will bless the name of the Lord forever

psalm-145-1-2Psalm 145
I will extol you, my God and King,

    and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
    and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
    and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall commend your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
    and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
    and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
    and his mercy is over all that he has made.

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
    and tell of your power,
12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The Lord is faithful in all his words
    and kind in all his works.]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling
    and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand;
    you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and kind in all his works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
    he also hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord preserves all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
    and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

 

Psalm 145 is so beautiful and fills me with worship and praise. The Lord is absolutely worthy of our total devotion. He is Great and Awesome…in fact, Magnificent!

This Psalm is also full of instruction for the believer. Just a quick look helps me to understand my purpose for today.

  • Commend His works – praise, speak well of, applaud
  • Tell of His mighty acts
  • Speak of the glorious splendor of His majesty
  • Tell of the power of His awesome works
  • Proclaim His great deeds
  • Celebrate His abundant goodness
  • Joyfully sing of His righteousness
  • Verses 8-9 speaks of His grace, mercy, patience, steadfast love, goodness
  • Verses 10-12
    10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
        and all your saints shall bless you!
    11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
        and tell of your power,
    12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
        and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Purpose of today and every day: Make known to the children of man God’s mighty deeds, AND the glorious splendor of His Kingdom!
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 To Know Jesus as Lord and Savior

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