Psalm 145:1

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? That’s the message behind Psalm 145. This Psalm is filled with beautiful images of worship and storytelling. We invite you to study this Psalm with us and listen to our messages online at westsidelife.org/sermons.

David begins this Psalm by promising to exalt God– a word that means to lift something up. Although David received honor and praise throughout his life as King over Israel, he recognizes that God is the one true king over all the world. David lowers his own status as he lifts up the name of God. 

The word “praise” in this verse is translated from a Hebrew word meaning “to bless.” When we bless the name of God, we offer him praise, worship and thanksgiving for everything he’s done for us. After all, God is the source of all our blessings (see James 1:17), so it only makes sense that our worship is an act of gratitude for that blessings he’s given us.

Today, think about what it means to give God the glory in your life, and spend some time thanking him for how he’s been faithful to you during your life.