More Choosing Joy (Psalm 145)

As I mentioned in my last post, gratitude is big component in following Jesus.  “To love God and enjoy Him forever” (Westminster Catechism) is affirmed throughout scripture.   What if I awoke up each morning and chose to enjoy (bless) the Lord?  What if I based my relationship with Jesus around Ps 145?  Pay attention to all of the “I will” choice statements of David in the beginning of this praise song:


Ps 145


I will extol You, my God, O King:  The psalmist is saying, this is what I will do, extol you, and then he immediately recognizes Him for who he is “My God and My King.”

And I will enjoy Your name forever: Another “I will” choice (forever includes today)

Every day I will enjoy you (now every day definitely means every day)

And I will praise Your name forever and ever


Great is the Lord and highly to be praised (he is again stating truths about the Lord)

And His greatness is unsearchable

One generation shall praise Your works to another (isn’t that really what we are called to do, praise His works, point out to the next generation what Lord is doing and how great He is?)

And shall declare Your mighty acts (often saying to ourselves and others, “Look at what the Lord is up to…”  (That is prayer: paying attention to God is doing)


I will meditate (Another I will) on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,

And on Your wonderful works

Men (including me today) shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,

And I will tell of your greatness

They (other believers in Jesus and me) shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness

And they (me included) will shout joyfully of Your righteousness

Not sure what was going on in David’s life when he wrote this, but my guess is that there were things that weren’t going well.  He chose to enjoy the Lord anyway.  (more to come on Ps 145)



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