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Summary: It has been said that if you repeat this psalm three times a day that you will be happy in eternity.

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THE KING’S CROWN JEWEL

(Psalms 145:1-6) I will extol 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. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. (KJV)

This psalm was David’s crown jewel.

“David penned this psalm and he took particular pleasure in it.” Matthew Henry, vol. 3, p. 633

1. To this good work he excites himself. It was his delight.

2. To this good work he engages himself. It was his duty.

I. GOD IS WORTHY OF OUR TRUST.

A. DAVID’S PERSONAL ALLEGIANCE TO GOD

“My God, O king”

1. David was a man in authority.

2. David was a man under authority.

B. DAVID’S PERSONAL ADMIRATION OF GOD

“I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name

for ever and ever.”

1. David wanted to praise Him.

a. Note the fixedness of his purpose.

“I will.”

b. Note the frequency of his performance therein.

1. He will praise Him everyday.

a. No matter how busy he was.

b. No matter how burden he was.

2. He will praise for ever and ever.

2. David wanted other people to do the same.

(Psalms 145:21) My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. (KJV)

II. GOD IS WORTHY OF OUR TRIBUTE.

A. BECAUSE OF HIS GREATNESS.

(Psalms 145:3) Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. (KJV)

1. God’s greatness is a cause for praise

2. God’s greatness cannot be fully comprehended.

B. BECAUSE OF HIS GOODNESS.

(Psalms 145:9) The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. (KJV)

1. God is good.

2. God is good to all.

III. GOD IS WORTHY OF OUR TESTIMONY.

A. TELL OTHERS OF HIS GREATNESS.

“I will declare thy greatness.”

B. TELL OTHERS OF HIS GOODNESS.

(Psalms 145:7) They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. (KJV)

C. TELL OTHERS OF HIS GRACE.

Robert W. Travis

Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church

July 21, 2001


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