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.
Psalm 145:5 paints a magnificent picture of the glory of God.
In verse 1, King David rightly recognizes that God is the true King, and here in verse 5 he continues that theme by highlighting the royal nature of God in his throne room. The three words he uses to describe God’s royal nature capture the ideas of abundant riches, ornate nature and the majesty that only royalty possesses.
Whatever honor and riches David might have accumulated as King over all of Israel, they were nothing compared to the overwhelming glory of God. And so we are reminded that worship is first and foremost a response to who God is in his very nature–the King over the universe whose divine glory puts everything else into humble perspective.
But worship goes beyond the recognition of who God is; it becomes more personal when we reflect on what he’s done for us throughout our lives. And what he’s done is truly far beyond what we could ever accomplish on our own.
As Paul writes in Ephesians 3:20, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
Understanding who God is leads us to worship. Understanding what he’s done leads us to share our story.
Are you ready to share yours?