Getting started praising the Lord

Psalms Bible Background

08.31.2017 Old Testament: Psa 145.10–21

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 145–147 on August 31, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Just in case you have a mental block and cannot think of any reasons for praising the Lord, let Psalm 145.10–21 be your kick-starter. Notice first, the psalmist says that all the Lord’s works praise Him and that the saints bless the Lord. Then the psalmist shows us the things for which the saints bless the Lord,

All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
And Your saints shall bless You.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
And talk of Your power,
To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord upholds all who fall,
And raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look expectantly to You,
And You give them their food in due season.
You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them.
The Lord preserves all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever.
(Psalm 145.10–21) 

Use that list to begin your own blessing of the Lord, and as you do so, you will start to think of other reasons for blessing Him.

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