David's Psalm of praise.
I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and
Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.||
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is
One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous
And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare
They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall
sing of thy righteousness.||
The LORD is gracious,
and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.||
"The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy."
Is God merciful?
(145:9) "The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works."
Then why do nearly all animals die painful deaths from starvation, predation, or disease long before they reach adulthood?
The LORD is good to
all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty
of his kingdom.||
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth
throughout all generations.||
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed
The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due
Thou openest thine
hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.||
(145:16) "Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing."|
God "satisfiest the desire of every living thing." But in nature few needs are met
and few desires are satisfied. Life is short, hard, cruel, and painful for nearly every living
"The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him."
Does God help in times of need?
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
The LORD is nigh unto
all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their
cry, and will save them.
(145:19) "He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them."|
Should we fear God?
The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his
holy name for ever and ever.