Bible Talk : Summer Psalms : Psalm 145 – In A Praise of Glory.

Psalm 145

John 17:1-5

 

27 January 2019

David Simmons

 

Praisebook

 

God is worthy of our praise 1-3

 

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.

Psalm 145:1-3

 

God’s glory revealed 4-13

 

God’s goodness to us 14-20

God’s glory revealed 4-13

1.     In his works

2.     In his word

 

“The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God,

slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness

Exodus 34:6

 

The LORD is gracious and compassionate,

slow to anger and rich in love.

Psalm 145:8

 

God’s goodness to all 14-20

1.     In his provision

2.     In his salvation

 

My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.

            Let every creature praise his holy name

                        for ever and ever.

Psalm 145:21

 

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Romans 1:21

 

exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Romans 1:23

 

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.

Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.

John 17:4, 1

 

Praise:

a reflex and a resolve

 

‘We praise not because the present is easy but because the future is glorious. Praise is not the outpouring of a heart made happy by present circumstances, but the expression of faith in hearts made glad, in the midst of suffering, by the assurance of future glory.’ - Christopher Ash