God is addressed as king, alluding to His government of men. Commentary, Psalm 145:8-14, Pentecost 3A, Scott Shauf, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2011. 2 John Goldingay, “Psalm 145,” in Psalms, Volume 3: 90-150, ed. This study comes from week 96 of the Reading Plan, Psalms 136-150. Audio Commentary: Psalm 145 Psalm 145 1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Because of its length only part of it is displayed here. Psalm 145: This psalm is known for several distinguishing marks: it is the last acrostic psalm, the last Davidic psalm, the only psalm to be called a praise psalm in the superscription, and the first of the six great praise psalms … 2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. This acrostic psalm begins a series of six Psalm , the last six in the Psalter, which are especially full of praise to God. "What is especially noteworthy about Psalm 145 is how the gracious character of God, initially revealed as a part of God's relationship to Israel, is then extended to all of creation." Old Testament Bible Studies New Testament Bible Studies Topical Bible Studies The Parallel Gospels The Discipler's Commentary: ... Psalm 145 • The Cycle of Praise. “The Lord is gracious” David's [Psalm] of praise. A Psalm of praise to God for His mighty, righteous, and gracious government of all men, and of His humble and suffering people in particular. Tremper Longman, III, Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), 697. Psalm 145 is David's crowning Psalm of praise to the Lord. 145:17-21 speaks of God providing for their spiritual needs. Verse 3 seems to be a summary of the theme of this entire Psalm: Great is the Lord, and greatly to … Verses 1-21. This is really David’s crown jewel of praise, his swan song. It would be a good thing to read it in its entirety. Please read Psalm 145 completely before beginning. Psalm 145. Notice the repetitive use of the term "all." The Psalm’s theme of divine sovereignty is announced in the first line through the words, “my God the king.” Although there are other Psalms that proclaim “my king and my God,” only Psalm 145:1 uses the definite article for the apparent purpose of underscoring the exclusivity of divine rule. Ann Kort and Scott Morschauser (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1985), 18. (Compare Ps 30:1). 145:14 "The Lord sustains all who fall" Psalm 145:14-16 speaks of God providing faithful followers' physical needs, while Ps. The title, "a psalm of praise," occurs only here in the Book of Psalm. What a wonderful last poetic will and testament! Although Psalm 145 is not a “Prayer Psalm” but a “Praise Psalm,” David says that God is great and God is good. PSALM 145. Psalms 145 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. The Lord Is God and Good - Psalm 100; God Is Great - Psalm 145; God Is Good - Genesis, Colossians; The Day the Priests Dropped Dead - Leviticus, Hebrews, 1 Peter; Scriptures: Psalm 145:1-3. 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness […] The word "praise" appears46 times in the last six psalms. Ps 145:1-21. 1 Adele Berlin, “The Rhetoric of Psalm 145,” in Biblical and Related Studies Presented to Samuel Iwry, ed. The title is: “David’s Psalm … 1, 2. That is the theme of this, the last of David’s Psalms. bless thy name—celebrate Thy perfections (Ps 5:11). Thy perfections ( Ps 5:11 ) here in the Book of Psalm,. Pentecost 3A, Scott Shauf, Preaching this Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2011 sustains! Alluding to His government of men Eisenbrauns, 1985 ), 18,:... 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