” I will extol (praise) thee, my God, O king: and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
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 unsearchable (beyond our understanding).
One generation shall praise thy works to another. and shall declare thy mighty acts.
I will speak of the glorious honour (splendor) of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible (awesome) acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
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 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 are bowed down.
The eyes of all wait upon thee (look expectantly to you); and thou givest them their meat (food) in due season.
Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy (gracious) in all his works.
The Lord is nigh (near) unto all that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry and will save them.
The Lord preserveth (faithfully keeps) all them that love him: but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh (people) bless his holy name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:1-21
Because it so perfectly describes him in his interactions with us and all his creations
His kindness towards and his bending down to come close to us, right where we are and he patiently listens to all our petitions and graciously lets us voice concerns that he already knows that we have, but he lets us tell him why we are so worried, upset, or hurt anyway, such as the story of Abraham and his fear that his nephew Lot would be destroyed with Sodom, God patiently listened as he kept asking him if he found a certain number of righteous would he spare it, each time Abraham asking yet again, with a lower number.
The woman caught in adultery, as they all wanted her dead, but Jesus suggested that those among them without sin cast the first stone, convicting them in their own hearts and once they had all left, he asked her where were her accusers, and told her that neither did he condemn her, to go and sin no more
In everything, in every bible account his grace and graciousness toward us I so clearly evident. And the truest beauty of all is that by our logic, we should be so small and so insignificant in the grand realm of the universe, he literally cast the stars into the universe and has carved us in the palm of his hand and yet he will send his presence to us, to visit us in our affliction, in our sickness, and in our distress.
Never showing us anything other than his gentleness, mercy, and absolute goodness.
No wonder we are told to praise him, exalt him, and let others know about him, how could we not?
Φλογιζω NBJ 2022/Rev. N Brown Johnson