Note: The snow day cancelled last week’s chapel, so we will hear about Ephesians 1:1-14 this coming Thursday. Please be in prayer for this service. Pray for students who know the Lord to be encouraged with the blessed peace of assurance in their salvation. Pray for the Holy Spirit to awaken students who are not “in Christ” to repent, believe in Jesus, and be saved. For this week, I will do three short posts from Psalm 145, a psalm of praise to our God. We will continue next week with posts on Ephesians 1:15-23 (next week’s chapel message).
When people know the Lord, they talk about Him. They cannot keep their love for Him to themselves. They praise His name in private as they read His Word and pray, and they praise His name in public by sharing with others about what He is doing in their lives. In the heart of every true Christian is a song of praise to the name of Jesus. From the moment of our salvation forward, our eyes are opened to see Him at work in us and around us. We see His greatness grow in our understanding each month and year as we mature in Christ. We see His good gifts and mighty acts in our lives, and we give Him thanks and praise. Read Psalm 145:1-7 today and take time to let your heart sing with praise to your God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
1 I will extol You, my God, O King;
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
And on Your wondrous works.
6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
And I will declare Your greatness.
7 They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness,
And shall sing of Your righteousness.
Questions to Think About
1. When do you first remember having a desire to tell others about what God was doing in your life?
2. Why do think that Christians have such a strong desire to tell others about the works of the Lord in their lives?
3. What has God been doing in your life this year? For what does your heart burn to give Him praise?