Psalm 145

Meditate Today

May 23, 2010 Meditate Today   “On the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.” Psalm 145:5, Page 998 Meditation means that you focus your thoughts.  David in Psalm 145 told us that he focused his thoughts upon two things: (1) the majesty of God, and (2) the wonderful …

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Grace and Mercy Today

May 26, 2010 Grace and Mercy Today   “The LORD is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.” Psalm 145:8, Page 998 I know a man who dug up his yard looking for buried treasure.  He lived in a quiet and unremarkable residential neighborhood.  He shoveled and shoveled, piling dirt around those …

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Giving Thanks Today

May 28, 2010 Giving Thanks Today   “All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, and Your godly ones shall bless You.” Psalm 145:10, Page 998 Do you remember the last time you gave God some heartfelt thanks?  Perhaps your biopsy came back clean.  Maybe you opened the mail and found out you …

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Speaking Praise Today

June 9, 2010 Speaking Praise Today   “My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.” Psalm 145:21, Page 998 I have been reading lately about ancient Greece.  According to the historian that I read, the Persian armies that attached Greece relied upon one …

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Loving God Today

June 8, 2010 Loving God Today   “The LORD keeps all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.” Psalm 145:20, Page 998 How many times have you heard someone say that a truly loving God would not send anyone to hell for an eternity of suffering?  Well, we should all ponder Psalm …

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Draw Near to God Today

June 5, 2010

Righteousness and Kindness Today

  “The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds.”

Psalm 145:16, Page 998

I have an unbelieving friend who loves to remind me of all the really bad things I have done to others.  I bet you know someone just like him.  One day recently a man came up to me and introduced himself as a Christian.  My unbelieving friend was sitting with me and promptly lit into me again about my bad acts.  I never deny that I have done some really bad things, but I always remind my friend that the blood of Jesus Christ covers all the bad things I have ever done.  I also remind him that I have asked for forgiveness from God and people I have offended without cause.  You see, my friend never imagines that he has ever done anything spiritually wrong.  In his mind, he has no need of a Savior because he has no remorse over sin.  He dwells upon every bad act anyone has ever done towards him.  He never forgives or forgets, but seeks ways to get even.  He lives in the past.  Well, when anyone takes an honest look at our behavior, or when a friend reminds us of how badly we have acted, we see unrighteousness things.  But compare God for a moment.

Since the creation of the earth, and even before all time and all creation, God has never acted unrighteously.  Not even once.  He has no sin to confess, no problem to overlook, or no one to ask for forgiveness.  All the ways of God reflect His righteousness. 

Have you thought about the ways of God?   David wants us to know that God acts according to His righteousness in all that He does.  He acts with sinless perfection, so He never makes mistakes, never says the wrong thing, and never misses the mark in any way.  Only God acts with perfect righteousness all the time.  David also wants us to appreciate the kindness of God. 

The kindness of God surrounds me every day.  As I drive my car, God spares me from accidents.  As I get out of bed, I find my legs work again and my hands can hold the doorknob.  I see my wife looking at me with love in her eyes.  In my heart, I know that Jesus loves me every day of my life.  God acts with kindness all the time.  When I look at the things God is doing in my life every day, I see His kindness.  Remember that man who introduced himself to me and said he was a Christian?  God sent him to me as an act of kindness.  My new friend suggested we worship together sometime and share with others  the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  God was being kind to me.  God is kind to me when a young man I know visits me at the beach when he comes home from college.  He tells me about all the ways God has blessed him while he has been away.  In so many ways, God shows me His kindness and righteousness every day, from the things He does all around me.


Application for Today

Today God will spend all day showing me His kindness and righteousness.  Will I be seeing His ways with the spiritual eyes of my heart?  What about you?


The Open Hand Today

June 4, 2010 The Open Hand Today   “You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.” Psalm 145:16, Page 998 A man told me recently that a scientist had created life with self-replicating DNA.  Well, I know this man loves to taunt believers, and so I went and read the article.  …

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