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David authored this psalm as an acrostic.  In the Hebrew each thought covers a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. While, one cannot spot the structure, the systematic praise is a wonder.  David thoughtfully expressed his love, admiration and devotion to the passion of his life; and in the process showed a depth and expanse that made him “The man after God’s own heart.” 

As one meditates on this song, it is impossible to do so without refocusing on the greatness and kindness of our God.  Each of us should follow David’s lead, and make a list of things we admire about God. In the process, remember the trick is dwelling on who God is, and the way his person and character has touched your life.  This is a bit of a quiz, so please send responses; using at least 10 letters. If you can complete the alphabet, then all the better.  I will post some responses in the days ahead, so please dive in!

God Bless You

I will exalt you, my God the King;
    I will praise 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 commends your works to another;
    they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
They tell of the power of your awesome works—
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They 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.
10 All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
    and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
    and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
    he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
    Let every creature praise his holy name
    for ever and ever.