READING: Psalms 144-145, 88-89
Listen to what David the psalmist said he would do in this psalm that begins the last section of praise psalms in this book:
- “I will bless you every day; I will praise your name forever and ever.” (Psa 145:2)
- “I will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty and your wondrous works.” (Psa 145:5)
- “I will declare your greatness.” (Psa 145:6)
- “My mouth will declare the Lord’s praise.” (Psa 145:21)
Bless. Praise. Speak. Declare. It’s as if David were seeking multiple ways to praise the Lord, knowing that no human language could fully capture the privilege we have to speak of His name. His verbs are clear and forceful; God’s praise simply fell from David’s lips. The psalmist knew God is so great he could not keep silent.
Of Him, David and God’s people could sing forever and ever. So can we.
So must we, in fact. Today.
PERSONAL REFLECTION: How often do you praise the Lord with your words?
TODAY’S PRAYER: “Lord, my mouth will declare [Your] praise; let every living thing bless [Your] holy name forever and ever.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Psalms 50, 73-74