The Psalm we will enjoy for the next two days is a bit lengthy, so I’ve decided to split it up into two days so as not to rush our meditation on it. The first part of Psalm 145 draws our attention to the importance of each generation sharing what God has done for them. This is particularly timely for Thanksgiving as parents, children, grandparents, and even great-grandparents gather together to give thanks. It is a perfect opportunity for each generation to encourage the others by telling what God has done for them. It’s important for us to share our stories and to hear how God is working in others lives as well. The psalm tells us that this inter-generational remembrance of God’s working allows us to celebrate God’s goodness and rejoice in Him. We are reminded of His goodness and faithfulness to us in the past and encouraged to have faith in Him for our future.
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
Blessings to you,