Psalm 145: 1-7 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. (NIV)
It is hard to read this psalm sitting down and in a quiet voice. It was probably sung in the temple during worship and praise to God. Our praise songs today often reflect the same adoration and thanksgiving to God, as He is worthy of our praises. The psalmist says that he is thinking about all the things God has done for him in the past, meditating on them and telling the next generation- his children and grandchildren about his wonderful God. When was the last time you spoke to your spouse, children, friends and neighbors about the greatness and goodness of God and what He has done for you?
All Israel was familiar with Deuteronomy 6:4-7 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road. when you lie down and when you get up.” God is to be the central person in our life, and we are to proclaim what He has done for us all day long. Will you strive to make Him a part of each moment today and tell others of His great work in your life?
Have a blessed day with your mouth wide open in praise!