Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 145:1-9. Psalm 145 is a Psalm of praise by David, where he says that he will exalt God as king every day and he will bless God’s name forever. David declares, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised.” God’s greatness is immeasurable.
David says that each generation will praise God’s name to the next and tell of His mighty works. David professes that he will talk about God’s glorious honor and majesty, declaring His greatness.
David proclaims that they will all sing of God’s righteousness and His goodness forever. Verse 8 is one of my favorite verses in this Scripture. It says, “The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” David declares that the LORD is good and His tender mercy is over all His works. Are these characteristics of God that we should inherit?
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [David’s [Psalm of praise.]] I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
Things to think about:
- How can we exalt God as king?
- What are some things for which we can bless God?
- How can we pass the story of God and Jesus to the next generation?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 145 where David exalts You. He praises and blesses Your name. He promises to spread Your name to the next generation. Help us to do as David did by worshiping, praising, and sharing You with others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.
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The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.
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