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Psalm 145

Verse 5 They speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty— and I will meditate on Your wonderful works.


Yesterday we talked about the influence we are to have in teaching our children the importance of praise and today we will look at the results of that teaching.


Notice the first word of this verse, “they.” This thought is a continuation of the previous verse which talks about what our children with do when they understand what it means to praise. It isn’t about us doing it for them or having to do it with them so that they can know what they are doing, no, this is about how they can take what they have learned and apply it to their own lives.


As we said yesterday the purpose of teaching them is so they can teach the next generation. We will see how well we have done in learning from our instructing and example, by how they praise. David says that they are talking about God’s glorious splendor. If our children are going to learn about His splendor, we have to tell them.


The word that gets translated as splendor could be translated as honor or ornament, which helps us see that this is about praising God for what adorns Him. He is adorned with majesty, His royal power. The Lord’s power is magnificent! But what does it mean to speak of the splendor of His majesty, of His awesome royal power? We struggle to tell of something that we haven’t seen and while we haven’t seen the Lord face to face, we can know His splendor by knowing of His mighty works.


His wonderful works are what bring us great joy in knowing Him but He is so much more than what He has done. To declare His splendor requires our looking for His works and not just noticing them but praising Him for them and then telling others about them. This is, after all, the very basis of what it means to be a witness for Christ, to tell of the marvelous things that He has done in our lives. When we experience things that can only be explained by Him using His supernatural power, we need to tell others. We also need to meditate on His splendor, dwell on the fact that He is worthy of all praise because He is God.


Making It Personal

How often do you speak of God’s glorious splendor? Do you ever have a conversation with your friends or family about the goodness of God? What do you need to praise God about today?


Making It Personal Kids

What have you seen that was something that only Jesus could have done? Did you tell someone about it? What can you tell someone about Jesus and His power today?


Closing Prayer

Father, You are marvelous, too marvelous for words. We long to praise You the way You deserve. Give us the courage to speak of Your marvelous works. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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