Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotional: Psalms 145:1-7

Ps 145:1-7

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

Rev 5:9-10

And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth."

God the Father sits on the throne in heaven, and he is worthy of praise. The Lamb, the one who was slain, but who lives forever is worthy of praise. Why do they deserve to be praised and to receive honor, both in heaven and on the earth?

The Father devised the way of salvation for mankind, even before Adam was formed from the dust. Jesus, the Lamb of God, was willing to take on the form of mankind, and then living as one of us, he took upon himself the sins of all the ages and died guilty of these sins. It is because of this act that Jesus is worthy to receive power, wealth, wisdom, strength and honor and glory and praise.

Just before Jesus ascended to the Father, he told his disciples that he had been given all power or authority, both in heaven and on earth. God spoke from heaven and told Peter, James, and John that they were to listen to Jesus because he was the unique Son, sent from heaven. He deserves our praise and our obedience.

When we have our sins forgiven by the blood of Jesus, we owe him praise. When we accept God as our Father and we commit to live for him, we commit to praise him and honor him as God. We do this with words. We praise with our hearts. We honor him with our lives. We extol his greatness as we tell others of Jesus.

O Lord God, worthy of praise and honor, I thank you for the way of salvation from sin that you offer by your grace. I praise Jesus who gave himself for me and by his blood redeemed me from the futile life of sin. Give me wisdom to know how to live for you. Give me strength and self-control to do what you show me is the right thing to do and the right way to live. By your Spirit, fill me with love. Help me be kind and considerate in all I do and all I say. Give me patience. Keep me from thinking more highly of myself than I should. In Jesus’ name I pray.