Psalm 145 Commentary
David’s choice of titles for the LORD God can be very interesting. In Psalm 23, he chose the title Shepherd. There was everything shepherding and ‘sheeping’ about it. You couldn’t argue with him on something he knew very well. He was a shepherd.
Here we have another title for God born out of David’s experiences as the king of Israel. He knows what he is talking about. So this psalm is about the King and His kingdom. Psalm 23 was about the Shepherd and His sheep.
One of the subjects of the Kingdom is David. He is amazed at God’s greatness. He, therefore, declares the praises of the LORD. He would do so for ever and ever, into eternity. What boldness! The word ‘never’ or ‘ever’ must be used sparingly. Not for David! Is he anticipating immortality? For sure, death won’t halt his praises!
And the frequency? Daily. Not weekly.
We are introduced to another form of worship. The saint can sit down and start thinking about the wonderful works of the LORD. Verse 5.
Think about them; proclaim them; and celebrate them. Sing joyfully about God’s righteousness. And why not? “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” Compassionate to all He has made. Creation feeds off the LORD’s hand, literally.
God’s Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. He will never get voted out of office! His word stands.
Our thoughts and words about God must reflect God’s character and nature. That is praise. We are informed by the scriptures about God’s character and nature.
The more we meditate on the wonderful works of the LORD the less worried we become. Evil no longer hangs around as a huge and controlling force in the world. We begin to see the reign of the King right in the midst of confusion. Praise flows naturally in this way.
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