This psalm is entitled, “A praise psalm by David.” David exalts the LORD, who is his God and king. David will praise his name forever and ever.
A praise psalm by David.
Every day. Walking with the LORD is a journey we embark on one day at a time.
Great is the Lord. He is most worthy of praise. We will never be able to fathom his greatness.
One generation … to another. Throughout all of time, people are telling others about the greatness of the LORD. They will tell of the great things he has done.
I will meditate. As we meditate on the wonderful works of the LORD, we find strength and joy.
VERSE 6. Men will speak of the might of your awesome acts. I will declare your greatness.
the memory of your great goodness. As we see in the next verse, what stands out to godly people is the abundant goodness of the LORD. He is merciful. This is in sharp contrast to the naysayers, who complain endlessly about the cruelty of God.
gracious, merciful. As we saw in the previous verse, what godly people are most impressed by is the graciousness and mercy of the LORD. They note that he is slow to anger and rich in love.
The LORD is good to all. The Lord’s goodness is not restricted to a specific ethnicity or culture, race or language-group, gender or other subpopulation. Rather, his goodness and mercy extends to all people of all time, without restriction.
VERSE 10. All your works will give thanks to you, LORD. Your holy ones will extol you.
VERSE 11. They will speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk about your power;
VERSE 12. to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.
VERSE 13. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. Your dominion endures throughout all generations. the LORD is faithful in all his words, and loving in all his deeds.
VERSE 14. The LORD upholds all who fall, and raises up all those who are bowed down.
The eyes of all wait for you. People everywhere look to the LORD with hope and great need. And he gives them what they need.
satisfy the desire of every living thing. When the LORD opens his hand, he satisfies the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
VERSE 17. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and gracious in all his works.
VERSE 18. The LORD is near to all those who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
VERSE 19. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him. He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
preserves all those who love him. Do you love the LORD?
VERSE 21. My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD. Let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
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