Light In The Darkness: October 3, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.” – Psalm 145:1-3

Psalm 145 has been called, David’s “crown jewel of praise.” The ancient Israelites believed that reading and meditating upon this psalm could bring special blessing. They went so far as to declare that those who did so three different times during the day would be “happy.”

When we consider what this Psalm says about God and his wonderful provision for His people, it would be hard to disagree.

As David considers who God is and recalls all that He has done for His people, his heart can do little else but exalt and praise the name of God. Listen to some of the words he uses to describe the attributes of God. God is: “goodness,” “righteousness,” “gracious,” “compassionate,” “slow to anger,” “rich in love,” “good to all,” and “loving.” These remind us what kind of God He is and how He deals with people. We worship and praise Him because that is who He is and it is out of those qualities that  He deals with us. He is light and perfection of goodness.

In Him is no darkness at all, and it is out of that perfection that he longs and works for the good of all men. God is good…in every way imaginable way, God is good. He is good in His creation and He is good to His creation, especially to those who love and turn to him.

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