Psalm 145

Psalm 145
The Praises of Restored Israel in the Millennium
Psalm 145. This Psalm gives is the praises of Israel in the Millennium. They praise Jehovah for His mighty works, for His enduring mercy, for His glorious kingdom, and for His righteousness. It would appear to be Christ Himself who leads these praises in the midst of restored Israel! The word “kingdom” comes up repeatedly.
A Psalm of praise. Of David.
1 I will extol thee, my God, O King, and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee, and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
vv.1-2 God Praised as King. Israel will own the Messiah as both God and King. Their praise will continue for ever and ever.
3 Great is Jehovah, and exceedingly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall laud thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5 I will speak of the glorious splendour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
6 And they shall tell of the might of thy terrible acts; and thy great deeds will I declare.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
vv.3-7 Praises for Jehovah’s Mighty Acts. One generation to the next will praise Jehovah for His great deeds, the glorious splendor of His majesty, His terrible acts of judgment, His great goodness, and His righteousness.
8 Jehovah is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness.
9 Jehovah is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, Jehovah, and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall tell of the glory of thy kingdom, and speak of thy power;
12 To make known to the children of men his mighty acts, and the glorious splendour of his kingdom.
vv.8-12 The Goodness and Mercy of Jehovah. With the kingdom established in righteousness, the goodness and mercy of Jehovah become the banner of His kingdom. The saints continually bless Jehovah, and speak of the glory of His kingdom, His power, and His mighty acts.
13 Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages, and thy dominion is throughout all generations.
14 Jehovah upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all that are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their food in its season.
16 Thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 Jehovah is righteous in all his ways, and kind in all his works.
18 Jehovah is nigh unto all that call upon him, unto all that call upon him in truth.
19 He fulfilleth the desire of them that fear him; he heareth their cry, and saveth them.
20 Jehovah keepeth all that love him, and all the wicked will he destroy.
vv.13-20 The Character of Jehovah’s Kingdom. Jehovah’s kingdom is thus described. It is a kingdom that will run as long as time shall be (v.13). Compare with Dan. 7:13-14. It will be characterized by mercy toward the weak (v.14), plenty for those who trust Him (v.15), deliverance for the groaning creation (v.16), righteousness and kindness to the earth (v.17), deliverance for those who call on Him, and judgment on the wicked (vv.18-20).
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of Jehovah; and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
v.21 Praise for Ever and Ever. Restored Israel pledges to praise Jehovah as long as time shall run. The following five Psalms give us that crescendo of praise that will fill the earth through the Millennium!
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