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Psalm 145 Mar. 21 A praise psalm by David.  1I will exalt You my God as the King. I will praise Your name forever and ever. 2Every day I will praise You, I will extol Your name forever and ever. 3Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised! His greatness is unsearchable. 4One generation will commend Your works to another, and will declare Your mighty acts. 5Of the glorious majesty of Your honour, of Your wondrous works, I will meditate. 6Men will speak of the might of Your awesome acts; I will declare Your greatness. 7They will utter the memory of Your great goodness and will sing of Your righteousness. 8Yahweh is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great grace. 9Yahweh is good to all, His tender mercies are over all His works. 10All Your works will give thanks to You, Yahweh; Your saints will extol You. 11They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk about Your power; 12to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, the glory of the majesty of His kingdom. 13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, Your dominion endures throughout all generations. Yahweh is faithful in all His words, and loving in all His deeds. 14Yahweh upholds all who fall, and raises up all those who are bowed down. 15The eyes of all wait for You; You give them their food in due season. 16You open Your hand to satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17Yahweh is righteous in all His ways, and gracious in all His works. 18Yahweh is near to all those who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. 19He will fulfil the desire of those who fear Him, He will also hear their cry and save them. 20Yahweh preserves all those who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. 21My mouth will speak the praise of Yahweh; let all flesh bless His holy name forever and ever.    


145:1 You my God as the King- David was king of Israel, but that meant little to him compared to the greatness of God’s sovereign Kingship. It may be that we are exalted a little bit in life, in career, social standing or even respect amongst God’s people. An awareness of God’s greatness will keep this in perspective for us; we will see it as nothing compared to God’s exaltation and our subsequent smallness.
145:5 Of Your wondrous works, I will meditate- The rest of this Psalm speaks of David enthusiastically telling others about these things. But the motivation for preaching, the impetus for overcoming the inertia we often face in raising spiritual subjects in conversation, is our personal meditation of these things, of telling ourselves within our own self-talk of God’s greatness and the things of His Kingdom. The more public expression of these things to others will then come naturally without needing to be forced.
145:19 This isn’t a blank cheque promise to give us whatever we pray for; the “desire” of God’s people is paralleled here with salvation. “I want to live forever in God’s Kingdom more than anything else in the world” should be our credo; and if this is really the case in our hearts, we shall receive it (2 Tim. 4:8).