Psalms 145 is full of praises. Praises for God’s goodness, mercy, kindness, and greatness. It says,
“Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable” (Psalms 145:2-3),
“The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made” (Psalms 145:9).
Psalms once again sets an excellent template for how I should go about praising God. It is important to always keep God’s goodness and grace in mind and to thank him for it. It is because of God’s goodness and grace that he established Christ’s ministry. The book of Hebrew’s says,
“But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second” (Hebrews: 8:6-7).
Because of God’s goodness, he put Christ’s ministry in place to save us from our sins. The praises in Psalms help me to remember to thank God for everything that he has done for me, and to praise him for his goodness and grace.
Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. Thank you for extending grace and mercy towards me when I do not deserve it. Your goodness is wonderful, and I want to praise you for it. In Jesus’s holy name I pray, Amen.