The Lord is extolled
Psalm 145 The Lord is extolled for the goodness of who He is and what He has done.
There has never been a generation that did not praise God. Since the beginning of time, salvation and praise have been passed down in unbroken succession. David writes, “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts” (v. 4). That praise is directed to God for who He is (His character) and what He has done. Of God´s character, David writes: “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy” (v. 8). The Lord is good. Writing of God´s work, he says, “The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up those who are bowed down” (v. 14); “is near to all who call upon Him” (v. 18); and “will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him” (v. 19). “The Lord preserves all who love Him” (v. 20). For these reasons, we praise Him along with David.