Psalm 145 & 146: God Of All Grace
Verse of the Day: (145:8) The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
1. God Of All Grace (145:1-8)
They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. (145:7)
King David spent most of his time during the last lap of his life, praying to and praising God for who He is, and for all that He had done in, for, with and through him. As David recalled the history of Israel, and how God sustained them throughout their generations, and blessed them with faithful leaders, the likes of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, etc., he thanked Him for His grace, greatness, goodness, righteousness, compassion, patience and mercy toward him and Israel, as well as the rest of the people of the world who believed in Him. David knew that God had commanded Israel to be the light of this dark world of sins, as they would shine His grace and holiness, so that all shall know Him, and make Him known. (Genesis 12:1-3) Indeed, the God of all grace who calls us to believe in Him shall strengthen us amid all our life storms. (1 Peter 5:1-11)
2. God Of All Goodness (145:9-21)
The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. (145:9)
David praised God for all His goodness, greatness, grace and mercies, as time and again, He forgave not only his sins, but the sins of the people of Israel as well as the people of the world, and delivered them out of all their troubles, as they believed in Him, called upon Him, and repented their wickedness. David commanded all Israel to declare God’s wonderful works and saving grace to the rest of the world, so that they shall know Him, and made Him known. Indeed, let us flee from all evil, wickedness and deceit, and God shall bless us with His Spirit of all goodness, righteousness and truth. (Ephesians 5:1-10)
3. God of All Generations (146:1-10)
The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD. (146:10)
David acknowledged that the God of Israel was not just the God who shall reign and rule in his generation, but all generations since the beginning of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, and for all eternity, when we truly believe in Him. (Romans 5) Indeed, David praised and thanked God to his very last breath and heartbeat, and this is why God praised and commended him as a man who was after His heart. (Acts 13:22) Let us therefore pray that not only ourselves, and our generation, but also all generations shall believe and trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and fear Him, and seek after His heart, and all His grace, goodness and greatness, and magnify His mighty name. (Luke 1:46-55)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that Your grace is sufficient for me amid my life storms.