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Praise God's Mighty Works
Bible Passage Psalm 145:10-13
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book Psalm.

Praise God’s Mighty Works

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached March 22, 2023

SCRIPTURE 📖
10 LORD, everything you have done will praise you, and your holy ones will bless you.

11 They will speak about the glory of your kingdom, and they will talk about your might,

12 in order to make known your mighty acts to mankind as well as the majestic splendor of your kingdom.

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your authority endures from one generation to another. God is faithful about everything he says and merciful in everything he does.

BACKGROUND
The last six Psalms are hymns of general praise. Each of them, Psalm 145 to 150, begins with the phrase “Praise the Lord”. Psalm 145 was authored by David, though the exact time or the incident that led to the writing of the Psalm is not known.

The Psalm is an acrostic. This means that each verse of the Psalm begins with a letter of the 22 Hebrew alphabets in a subsequential order. If this was English, it meant verse 1 begins with the letter A, verse 2 with B, and so on. But note that, the letters of the English Alphabet are not the same as the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, so you may not identify the acrostic nature of the Psalm when you study from the English translations. Some other acrostic Psalms are 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, and 119.

Psalm 145 praises God because He is great and worthy to be the object of people’s praise, day and night, forever and ever.

From verse 10, holy ones or saints is a word meaning “God’s people”. In the New Testament, it means Christians. Here it translates a Hebrew word that means “people who have accepted God’s, kind love”.

In the part of the Psalm being considered today, all the works of God; His creations, and daily mighty deeds will praise spring forth praise to God Almighty. So also shall be the Christians who appreciate God’s goodness.

Those who have tasted the love of God should show their gratitude by praising Him and telling others of His mighty works. In this way, they will help spread His rule to the lives of others.

They will speak of the glory of the kingdom of God as well as His power that does mighty things. We experience this power as put forth in the works of creation, as manifested in the dispensations of the providence of God, as evinced in the conversion of sinners, as displayed in carrying the truth around the world, as exhibited in sustaining the fine sufferer, and in giving peace and support to the dying.

All these, the saints must make known to others to bring other people to understand and appreciate the evidence of the power of God. The one who experiences the power and mighty works of God will wish that others may see it also. This is the foundation of the desire which warms and animates the heart of the Christian missionary – the desire to make the great truths of redemption known as far as possible, even to the ends of the earth.

The kingdom of God has no end. The reign of God will continue forever and ever. It will never pass away as other dominions do; it will not change as dynasties do among people; it will not be overthrown as they are; its great principles will stand firm forever and ever.

God is faithful and mercifully weaves His people around the world.

LESSONS✍🏽
🔷 All believers must naturally praise God and testify of His goodness among all people

🔷 God is very compassionate and those who turn to Him in praise will experience His mercy.

🔷 The reign of God will never end, so as His authority from one generation to the other.

PRAYER POINTS🙏🏽
💥 Praise God for His mercy and mighty acts
💥 Ask God to accept your sacrifice of praise

CONCLUSION📙
Quality praise should be characteristic of every believer. It is singularly beneficial to ourselves; if we had more of it we should be greatly blessed. Besides, unless we praise God here how are we preparing for our eternal home full of praise?

AMEN

In series Bright Morning Reflections