A psalm of praise. Of David,
"I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will raise 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.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
All you have made will praise you, O Lord;
your saints will extol you.
They will tell of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might,
so that all men may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is faithful to all his promises
and loving toward all he has made
The Lord upholds all those who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and loving toward all he has made.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears the cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever."
David, a man after God's heart. Boy, I pray that in life I can have a heart like David. Praying that I can enjoy an intimacy with the Lord that flourishes with resting in the "knowing" of these truths of who he is! I Love how David praises the Lord for how he is "loving toward all he has made" several times. Isn't that so true, just like your own Daddy, he wants the very best for you and me! SO many truths we often forget in the middle of our journey in life, so many times we forget this when we're in the middle of the desert; He hears our cries. He watches over us. He lifts up those who have fallen. He gives to them ... at the proper time. He is rich in love, compassionate and gracious. He is slow to anger. He is worthy to be praised! He is faithful to ALL his promises!