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Volume 1, Sermon 14

Psalms 103:1,2  A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psalms 104:1  Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
    In this Sermon we are going to benefit from King David as he mulls over in his mind and heart and shares with his people the many Benefits available from the Lord, many of which he has personally experienced. Moreover, he explains that his Lord is in fact God of Israel. Therefore, in this Sermon we are continuing with the theme of The Whole Christ.

Forget not all His Benefits -

103: 2 ... and forget not all his benefits:
    Dear reader, David speaks for himself ... but please understand, in the position of God-given leader of Israel, that the king is exhorting the people (all twelve tribes) within the Name of the Lord ... and that he is inviting them to join him in 'a sacrifice of praise' (as the Apostle Paul often spoke similarly within his words. Let us follow King David's leading -
Psalms 103:3  Who forgiveth (i.e. 'pardon') all thine iniquities (i.e. 'perversity, evil', i.e. not individual sins … rather the fallen human condition); who healeth (i.e. 'stitch up, mend') all thy diseases (i.e. 'sick condition, malady', i.e. still speaking of the human condition of the Israelites from Adam and Eve by way of Abraham and Jacob);
    Note that it was David's 'soul' that created this psalm and it was his 'soul' stirred by the Spirit, and it has been the Lord seeing to it that this and many psalms have been preserved for the benefit of all God's children.
    David says in verse 5 that this has to do with spirit and soul having become 'renewed' (i.e. 'become new or mended to new condition'); that is, spirit and soul in the human-family 'mended' to spirit and soul in God's family.
    The fall of God's children by means of Adam and Eve continued and it continues. Yet, a Covenant-Promise changed things to Abraham's lineage and thus to Israel where the Abraham Covenant bloomed as a fruit tree within the nation and the nation's Mosaic Covenant. Ah, but the blooms faded without fruit hanging from God's Salvation Tree; and so David foretells of a 'mending' in 'newness' within the continued 'benefits' of the ever-present, ever-working Lord. Nevertheless, in heaven God's Plan of the Ages has such Fruit in store for such 'mending'.
    The healing of body and soul having to do with normal human maladies has always been within the Lord's 'benefits', special things he can do. However, greater is the 'mended, new' spirit and soul in sickness or in health. King David had more than a few 'maladies' within his flesh; yet, within wellness of spirit and soul he glories in his Lord.
103:4  Who redeemeth (i.e. 'redeem as from prison or slavery') thy life from destruction; who crowneth (i.e. 'encircles something', or 'places a crown upon something') thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
    This is the picture from within the Mosaic Law of a father or an elder brother who pays the price of freedom for a son or a brother, ... thus 'encircles with lovingkindness and tender mercies' the freed one. Indeed, this points to the crown awaiting each redeemed one (i.e. to be made free or mended) because our Saving Brother also is the Lord, King, and Shepherd of his flock (he has had and does have many flocks within God's Plan of the Ages).
103:5  Who satisfieth thy mouth (i.e. thy 'trappings') with good things; so that thy youth (i.e. 'early life') is renewed (as mentioned in verse 3 above) like the eagle's.
    The word mouth is not the original meaning. The meaning is 'trappings' which compose the bundle of necessities for the person's 'new' environment of spirit and soul. This is true of the child of God in the world whether he or she is wealthy or of the poorest ... whether in good health or very poor health ... whether imprisoned and awaiting execution or to be terriorized and/or slaughtered by Christ' enemies past, present, and future. David emphasizes the difference between a) the mature, high flying, eagle and b) the young eaglet in the nest surrounded by provided necessities.
    Dear reader, whatever your earthly condition and walk in this world, the 'trappings' for soul and spirit to live with and know the Master Eagle is available.
    Moreover, though every child of God shall receive some sort of crown as a reward: give regard to those who are martyred for Christ and/or for the 'word of God', and because of their 'word of testimony' which brings upon them pain; these shall also receive the high privilege of awaiting their Lord 'under the altar' -
    Revelation 6:9-11  And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
    A great many men, women, and children slaughtered around the world in our days are finding themselves kept among similar brethren 'under the altar'.
103:6  The LORD (i.e. 'Yahweh or Jehovah, the Sacred Name') executeth righteousness and judgment (i.e. a right 'verdict') for all that are oppressed (i.e. includes 'defrauded, violated, overwhelmed').
    It seems that the 'Lord' expects there will be many who will experience such 'testimonies'.
    It was the 'Lord' himself that identified The Name regarding himself, when Moses asked, "Who shall I say sent me?" The word 'Lord' in the Hebrew is 'Yahweh or Jehovah', a Name which Israelites consider too Sacred to speak It with the human voice. It is the Name of him who works the works of God (i.e. 'Deity, Elohim', the God known anciently by the nations to have many personalities with which He represents Himself to humankind).
    Here we see the Highest Personality of the Godhead (i.e. Deity, Elohim). Jesus told of Him as The Father.
    Thus, the Second Personality of the Godhead is the Only Begotten Son … the Doer for the Father of All Things ... even from the Creation of All Things and onwards throughout All the Ages ... and of course he is the Begotten Son of the Father (the only One) and he is The Lamb Slain from the foundation of the world ... and he is the Christ Messiah to come and pay for Sin (as promised in the Abrahamic Covenant, etc.
    In this Psalm, then, King David worships the 'Lord' who is David's All-in-All, his Savior, his Provider, etc.
    When meeting him, Jesus' disciples immediately came to know him as the Christ Messiah, the Son of God, and the 'Lord' of their Scriptures and David's Psalms.
    Therefore, the Son of God is the God of Israel ... that Only Begotten Personality of God that would arrive to Israel and establish a kingdom on earth to rule in Righteousness over the Descendants of Abraham, particularly by way of Chosen Jacob and his twelve sons (Israel).
    For indeed we shall see below in Psalms 104 that King David's 'Lord' ('Yahweh or Jehovah') is in fact 'God', the Deity, Yahweh.
    Dear reader, to comprehend what King David is saying, we need to know what he means in these terms.
103:7  He (i.e. the Lord) made known his ways (i.e. 'a road trodden') unto Moses, (and) his acts (i.e. 'actions that are meant to have an effect', i.e. to 'affect' something) unto the children of Israel.
    Some of God's children are chosen by the Lord for 'roads to be trod', even while God's children all are meant to experience 'his actions'.
    Sadly however, people of the Church all to often witness actions of men and women doing good ... even while the people too often miss 'his effective actions'. Good that is done "in the name of Jesus" does not equal things done “by the Father through Jesus the Son". Actions from heaven accomplished to earth by the Father through Jesus Christ the Son are truly the only Things that Magnify our God. Try as we might, we cannot accomplish it.
103:8,9  The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
103:10  He hath not dealt with us after our sins (i.e. according to 'our crimes, offenses'); nor rewarded us according to our iniquities (i.e. 'perversity').
    Thus, in spirit and soul having been 'mended new' (verse 5), while walking in this world, the Lord has not removed the normal state of 'perversity' from one's flesh. Therefore ... each child of God should 'fear him' ... even as we experience no immediate punishment by Him for our sins.
103:11  For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
     Thus, to walk in proper fear of your Lord is the methodology for true walking in the spirit, as Paul calls it.
103:12,13  As far as the east (i.e. 'sunrise') is from the west (i.e. 'evening sun turning to shade'), so far hath he removed our transgressions from us (who fear him). Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
    Here is poetry: Each day rises early and lasts unto the shades (dimness) of evening, and our transgressions are 'removed' in 'his mercy' who 'pities' his children who 'fear him'.
    Yes, the child of God who rises singing His praises (my morning begins with prayer of praise, asking for forgiveness of myself, my wife, and for many others, and mercy for the day) still singing (though perhaps mournfully in any given day) as the sun goes down; this is the character of 'them that fear him'. King David was a man of Spirit who, humbly, in his spirit and soul 'feared' (thus, he 'hallowed') his Lord.
    If your typical day is not as this, then give the Lord permission to bring you under such 'fear'.
    The Olden Scriptures are where such 'fear' is revealed in the lives of so many saints. We can read of them and, by the Spirit, meditate along with each saint; which is why the Lord kept them for us.
    I trust that you have read the previous Sermons that deal with The Whole Christ. His Awesomeness is beyond words and I have found that it is the Spirit … when opening All the Word … that brings me to have some small association with the likes of King David, Isaiah, and other Writers of Scripture. It is amazing during the course of some days how one's spirit can be nudged into a little praise, into a hymn, or even into groaning amid a need while looking unto the Lord.
    When my old back aches, it is unto him that I groan ... and sometimes to my precious wife; for where else lies my hope, but unto him and unto her?
103:14  For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
    I have been told by many a Christian brother or sister that we are 'wonderfully and fearfully made'. Well yes. Nevertheless, made of 'dust'.
103:15,16  As for man, his days are as grass: (and best days are) as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For (yet) the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the (earthly, worldly) place thereof shall know it no more.
103:17,18  But (yet) the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and (also) his righteousness unto children's children (is fixed unto those that fear him); To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

103:19  The LORD (Yahweh, Jehovah) hath prepared (i.e. 'made ready') his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
    The Lord is Yahweh (or Jehovah), Son of God. Upon the completion of his sacrifice and resurrection back into heaven he received his inheritance of a kingdom to rule over all heaven and earth for the Father. This is true now and he awaits the Father's timing to arrive and establish the earthly part. By the Spirit, King David saw it, knew of it, and wrote of it.
103:20  Bless (ye) the LORD, ye (all) his angels (i.e. 'messengers'), that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
103:21  Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
103:22  Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Forget not all His Honor and Majesty -

Psalms 104:1  Bless the LORD (Yahweh), O my soul. O LORD (Yahweh) my God (Elohim), thou art very great (i.e. 'twisted', 'making' something very much 'larger'); thou art clothed (i.e. 'wrapped') with honour (i.e. 'grandeur') and majesty (i.e. 'magnifience').
    To my mind the English translators' work here is lacking and so I will make the effort to explain the meanings of the Hebrew words for better understanding of this wonderful psalm.
    In Psalms 103:2, King David worshiped Yahweh, the provider of 'all his benefits'. Here He is identified as Elohim, the Magnificent Ancient God having many Personalities. Here King David has raised his worshipful eyes to the magnificence of the Godhead.
    In the original language, the word 'my' is not present, meaning that 'Lord' (Yahweh) is 'God' (Elohim). This fact is covered in Sermon 12 of this series as the Apostle John (John 1) explains it as he points back to Genesis 1. We see, then, that King David published the same in this psalm.
104:2  Who coverest (i.e. 'wrapped') thyself with light (i.e. in every sense of the word 'luminance') as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain (i.e. as hiding himself from earth):
104:3  Who layeth (i.e. 'imposed') the beams of his chambers (i.e. 'lofty stair way') in the waters: who maketh the clouds (i.e. 'dense' clouds through which men cannot see) chariot: who walketh upon (i.e or 'above') the wings (i.e. or 'edges') of the wind:
    That is, Yahweh Elohim (i.e. Lord God) abides above the sky that arcs above the earth. The 'waters' here are not on earth, but rather in and above the clouds which have their cycles that provide the waters of the earth. The word 'chambers' actually means 'lofty stair way', which King David reminisces of Jacob's dream of the Lord standing above a heavenly stairway with angels (i.e. messengers) ascending and descending by the (or their) spirits. Moreover, Yahweh Elohim 'imposed' or purposefully set the stairway (where I am sure it figuratively remains today).
    Yahweh Elohim rides above the clouds and walks upon or above the very edges of heavenly winds, for is He not Himself composed of Wind ... of Spirit? Indeed, is He not Magnificent?

Forget not the Forming of the Earth -

    Here King David writes of the forming of the earth where mankind shall be created to walk upon it.
104:4  Who maketh his angels (i.e. 'dispatched messengers') spirits (i.e. 'winds, breaths' from heaven); his ministers (i.e. 'worshipful attendants') a flaming fire:
    A significant aspect of keeping stable the earth for mankind (as long as Yahweh Elohim has Plans for it) is the coming and going of His messengers and attendants. Without them mankind would die of their sins' and the children of God would be without help and aid.
104:5  Who laid (i.e. 'set above') the foundations (i.e. 'the habitations') of the earth (i.e. 'the firm'), that it should not (i.e. 'lest it') be removed (i.e. 'slip, shake, fall') for ever (i.e. 'beyond where humans can conceive of it'.
    Here I need to better translate verses 4 and 5 -    'Yahweh Elohim (the Lord God) dispatches his messengers as winds, breaths, from above and his worshipful attendants as flaming fires ... setting them above the habitations or places of the firm lest the habitations thereof slip, shake, fall and vanish beyond where humans can conceive of it.'
    We know that the habitations and even the shakable things of heaven will be shaken out in the Season for it.
    But mankind and the children of God living in our present environment cannot conceive of all this passing away; indeed, it seems to modern man that the earth has been and shall go on forever.
    Therefore, it seems that the English Translators thought King David was writing of the earth as we know it. But I suggest that he was poetically writing about Genesis 1 ... how King David's God magnificently accomplished the things written there. That is …
    Genesis 1:1,2  In the beginning God created (i.e. 'shape, form, or fashion) the heaven and the earth. And (so) the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep (i.e. the condition at the time). And (then) the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Read the rest to see what King David was making this psalm about.  
104:6  Thou coveredst (i.e. 'filled over') it with the deep (i.e. 'an abyss') as with a garment (so as to cover): the waters stood above the mountains (ranges).
    Gen 1:1,2  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
104:7,8  At thy rebuke they fled (i.e. 'flit' as a bird); at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away (i.e. 'suddenly started up' as in fear'). They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded (i.e. 'set') for them.
104:9  Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again (so as) to cover the earth.
     It is interesting that in Creation of the earth from out of the Abyss that we see King David stating 'that they turn not again (so as) to cover the earth'. Yet, David knew about the Noah Flood. Does this mean that the Noah Flood was later than Creation of the earth out of the Abyss, and that the Noah Flood was a local event and not over all the earth?
104:10  He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills (i.e. 'mountain ranges').
104:11,12  They give drink to every beast (i.e. 'the whole of living things', animals, plants, etc.) of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
104:13  He watereth the hills (i.e. 'mountain ranges') from his chambers (i.e. 'out of' thy 'lofty stairway'): the earth is satisfied with (i.e. 'out of') the fruit of thy works (i.e. 'activities').

Forget not the Lord's Provisions for Earth and its Creatures -

104:14,15  He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
104:16-118  The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
104:19-24  He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Forget not the Seas and all in them -

104:25  So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping (i.e. 'slithering' like snakes and/lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllkor fish) innumerable, both small and great beasts.
104:26-28  There go the ships: there is that leviathan (i.e. 'weathered' like serpents, crocodiles, etc.), whom thou hast made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat (i.e. 'food') in due season. (Indeed, that) That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.  
104: 29,30  Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: ...
... and thou renewest the face of the earth (i.e. 'the soil').

Forget not the Mightiness and Glory of the Lord -

104:31  The glory of the LORD (Yahweh) shall endure (i.e. 'exist') for ever (i.e. 'vanishing point' beyond where man can see or even think): the LORD shall rejoice in his works (i.e. 'activities').
104:32  He looketh on (i.e. 'scans') the earth, and it trembleth (i.e. 'shudders' perhaps remembering when in Genesis 1 it had been an abyss): ...
... he toucheth the hills (i.e. 'mountain ranges'), and they (from his 'anger') smoke (like the mountain forests where I live often endure wildfires).

Thus King David Forgets Not -

104:33-35  I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. ...
... Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
    Dear reader, as the Psalmist has stated, 'forget not' that the Lord is that part of the God Head that functions for the Father ... dealing directly with all that is below heaven (i.e. earth, world, mankind, and all living things), thus also he is higher than all the entities in heaven … angels, attendants, etc. As such, he is worthy of all stated in Scripture about him by Moses, prophets, psalmists, and chroniclers.

Psalms 135:5  For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
    Please remember that 'the Lord' truly is the Only Begotten (none other) Son of God, the Lamb Slain from the Foundation of the World, the Lord of Creation, the God of Israel, the Lord of Hosts, the Christ (Messiah) covenanted unto the lineage of Abraham to arrive unto earth to establish his kingdom and rule over Israel (which by Great Grace is extended unto you and unto me).
135:1,2  Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.  Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,
135:3,4  Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself (i.e. leading up to and when enslaved in Egypt), and Israel (i.e. after being brought out of Egypt through the Red Sea) for his peculiar treasure (i.e. on earth from among the nations).
135:5  For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
    This was especially true for John the Baptist and the early disciples of Jesus in recognizing 'the Lord'; that is, Christ arrived to Israel. Though they did not quickly recognize the name Jesus, by the Spirit they instantly came to know 'the Lord' as their Messiah.
    However they did not remember '...and that our Lord is above all gods'; instead they remembered the covenant to Abraham and thus they accepted him as 'the Lord' come to establish his kingdom in Israel.
135:6  Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
    The disciples had a glimpse of this when Jesus walked upon the waters and commanded the sea to be still.
135:7  He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the (i.e. 'from out of') the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
    That is, the vapours that turned into rain in the sky so as to water the earth were 'caused' 'to ascend' from the earth (i.e. as created. the vapours were part of the earth system).
135:8,9  Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast. Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
135:10-12  Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of (i.e. at the time that were existing in) Canaan:  And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

135:13,14  Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations. For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself (i.e. 'to sigh in pity, sorrowful') concerning his servants.
135:15-18  The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
135:19  Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron: Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

135:21  Blessed be the LORD out of Zion (i.e. 'the holy mount' where temples had been built), which dwelleth at Jerusalem (i.e. 'the holy city'). Praise ye the LORD.

139:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
139:2  Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
139:3-6  Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
    Nevertheless, like a loving slave to his loving Master, King David seeks the slightest leading or even a hint from the Lord. The Master has this slave-King's full andmconstant attention.
139:7-10  Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence (i.e. 'thy face')?
    That is, the Son our Lord is the very 'face' of the Father unto the Father's children and the world and the earth.
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
139:11-13  If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins (i.e. 'inward parts'): thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
139:14-16  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made (of dust as mentioned above): marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth (again, made of dust). Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect (i.e. 'stilled wrapped', embryo not yet opened); and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
139:17  How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, (my Lord) O God! how great is the sum of them!
139:18  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
139:23  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: …
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalms 145:1  David's Psalm of praise. I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
145:2  Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
145:3  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is (now) unsearchable.
145:4  One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
145:5  I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works (in creation).
145:6  And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
145:7  They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
145:8  The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
145:9  The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
    At this point in the psalm, David's God is the Lord and is a king. Now David is a king on earth. The Lord is David's king and he is the Lord God. Having extolled the Lord as Creator, now David extols the Lord's future earthly kingdom, and … thus the Lord shall receive a kingdom on earth far more glorious than David's kingdom.
145:10  All (then) thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
145:11  They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
145:12  To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
145:13  Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
145:14  The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
145:15  The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
145:16  Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
145:17  The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
145:18  The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
145:19  He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
145:20  The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
145:21  My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

100:1,2  A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

100:3  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
    Did not Jesus say that he was the Shepherd and those accepting him by faith are his sheep?
100:4,5  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

    Dear reader, this Sermon is totally about 'Know ye that the LORD he is God:'

Sincerely, Ron

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