Seize the Moment – Day 1287

The Power of Praise!

Psalm 145


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, September 25.


Today’s psalm is not only the last of the acrostic poems, but it’s also the last of David’s psalms. As you would imagine of the great King David, he seizes the moment with one last opportunity to praise God with all his heart, mind, body, and soul. He sets an example for all generations of what it looks like to be a person after God’s own heart. His intent was to both glorify God and teach the next generation how to live a faithful life of worship, as he wrote in Psalm 145:4, “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” David invites you to follow his example in your own daily life of praise:


  1. Bless God’s Name! Praise God for His character and attributes. David describes in verses 8-9, “The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works.”
  2. Remember what God has done in the past! Praise God for his righteous works of creation and redemption. David teaches in verse 6, “Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, and I will tell of Your greatness.”
  3. Testify to what God is doing! Tell your story as a proclamation of God’s goodness to keep His promises to us today and forevermore. David proclaims in verses 11-12, “They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power; to make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts and the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.”


Seize the moment and pray Psalm 145, meditating upon the power of praise – “Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever” (2). As long as the day is called today, praise God with all your heart, mind, body, and soul.


God bless you!


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