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Give Praise To The King

Psalm 145 • December 27, 2023 • g1280

Pastor Chris Plaza teaches a message through Psalm 145 titled “Give Praise to the King”

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Pastor Chris Plaza

December 27, 2023

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I want to share something with you guys about my time before I was a Christian. Before I gave my life to the Lord I didn’t really fully grasp many things about Christianity. I didn’t naturally have a full understanding. I didn’t know why certain things were done, and I’ll share with you one thing in particular that always got me. It was this idea of “praising the Lord.” I’d walk in and come into a church and you’d see people praising God.

I grew up, for the most part…my parents got saved when I was eight, so I grew up in a Christian home, and I’d hear that all the time. My dad would say things like, “We’re going to go to church, and we’re going to praise the Lord.” If something happened in our family or something went well in our home, my mom would say things like, “Praise God!” She would always attribute it to God, “We’re going to praise God for this,” or “thank God for this.” She would even tell me, “Christopher, you need to know something, we’re going to be praising God for all of eternity.”

I must confess to you that, again, before I was a Christian, I didn’t really understand or fully grasp what that meant, so naturally it wasn’t until I gave my life, my own life, to Christ—till I got saved—that I really started to begin to understand. I began to realize that this is what we were actually created to do, that we were created for praise, that we were made to praise the Lord. Praising God is actually a part of our DNA as Christians, and it’s what our life should be characterized by. The Bible tells us this, and as you well know, it is filled with places that detail that for us. It’s filled with passages that tell us that God is worthy of our praise and that we are to continuously give it, but there is a passage in particular here tonight that I’d like to look into with you because I would like to discuss with you this idea of praise, this concept, this thought, this reality for us as Christians, that we are to praise the Lord.

The passage that I’d like to look at with you is actually found in the book of Psalms, so if you will turn in your Bible there with me. We’re going to be looking tonight at Psalm 145. As you are turning there, again, what is a simple definition of praise? What does it mean to praise the King? Well, I’ll share with you that it’s interesting. The word “praise” actually comes from a Latin word which means merit or price, so simply to give praise then means to proclaim God’s worth, His merit, and how worthy He is.

We know that this is done in many ways. We can do this with our lips. We can do it with our lives. We can praise God in our prayers. We can praise Him in our conversations with others, and as we just finished doing, we can praise God with our song, with singing. That is what Psalm 145 is all about. It’s about declaring the praise, the merit, the worth of God our King.

A few details on Psalm 145. Psalm 145 is what we would call a praise psalm. In the Hebrew text, you actually might see it there in your Bible, it has the title, “A Praise of David.” In fact, it’s actually the only Psalm, out of the 150, that has that title, “A Praise of David.” It was written by David. I would agree with most scholars it was written during the time when he was king over Israel, and it is truly one of my favorite Psalms, a beautiful psalm of praise to God. James Montgomery Boice had actually this to say about Psalm 145. He said, “Psalm 145 is indeed a monumental praise psalm. It’s a fit summary of all that David had learned about God during a long lifetime of following hard after the Almighty.” I think that’s so amazing and true. It’s why I’m excited to dig into it with you.

Here’s what I like to do. What I’d like to do first is actually read the entire Psalm and then discuss with you an outline, but as we read, I actually want to challenge you all to do something. I want to challenge you to not only follow along as we read the words and follow along closely to what David says, but I actually want to challenge you, as we read, to think about your God, to think about our God, our King, and really how worthy He is always to be praised.

Let’s look at this together, Psalm 145, beginning in verse 1. David says, “I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever. 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. 5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works. 6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness. 7 They shall utter,”—and that word actually literally means to bubble forth—“the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness. 8 The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. 9 The LORD is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works. 10 All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, And Your saints shall bless You. 11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, 12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom. 13 “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.”

Verse 14, “The LORD upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season. 16 You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 The LORD,”—David says—“is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. 18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. 19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. 20 The LORD preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.” And one final verse, verse 21, “My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, And all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever.” Indeed, I think as James Montgomery Boice said, “A monumental psalm of praise.”

As I mentioned, what I want to do is break down the psalm with you, and I want to divide it actually into three sections. I believe this will help us to truly appreciate the beauty of it. If you’re taking notes, the first section that I want to speak to you about is the recipient of praise. Notice with me, if you will, and look back at verses 1-2. Look what David says. David says, “I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever.” For us here tonight, I think it’s fairly obvious to see who David is praising in Psalm 145. I think we all can clearly understand that he’s praising the Lord, right? He’s praising his God, and if you notice just how personal David is when he says, “my God,” in verse 1. That’s who he’s extolling, who he’s lifting up, who he’s exalting, it’s his God.

Something I want you to catch is David doesn’t just recognize who he is praising as God, no. He recognizes Him as something more. He recognizes Him also as King, right? Again, in verse 1, David says, “I will extol You,”—that word ‘extol’ means praise, I will praise You—“my God, O King.” You see, David, who was a king himself, knew that God was the true King, or as the worship team just sang, the King of kings. That’s who David knew God was, and it’s why He’s the recipient of his praise and why he says, “I will praise Your name forever.” David says, “I’m going to praise my God, my King, every day, forever and ever.” Family, that is what we are called to do as well. That’s our calling. We’re called to praise, and the recipient of our praise must be—and should only be—God the King.

Now, you would think that this would be simple, right? You would think that we would grasp and understand this well, but the reality is that in the culture we live in that just simply isn’t the case, right? Our culture idolizes, worships, praises, people. We heap praise on movie stars. We give them accolades and awards and praise them for their acting talents. We heap praise on athletes, I know this all too well. We jump up and down and praise and shout the names of these players who we’ve never met. We’ll buy jerseys and put their names on our backs, and we’ll praise them for the ability to hit a 500-ft home run or to “thread the needle” and throw a touchdown pass 50 yards down the field. Our culture will praise musicians, and, sad to say, sometimes we even fall into the trap of praising worship leaders and pastors.

To be clear, it is okay to tell someone that they are good at something. It is okay to admire someone and say that what they do is great. That’s fine. What we need to remember is that true praise belongs to One Person, it belongs to God. I have people who will come up to me after I’ve taught, share with me, “Hey, Pastor Chris, that was a great message. I was really blessed by what you said.” Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the kind words, I do, but here’s the deal, that praise belongs to who? It belongs to God, you know it well. I will do my best to always say, “Hey, thank you. I appreciate the kinds words, but praise the Lord.” Again, the true praise belongs to Him. He’s the One who’s given me the ability anyway, right? The praise belongs always, always to God. He is to be the recipient, our King, of the praise.

In Isaiah 42:8 the Lord actually Himself spoke and said these words. He said, “I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor,”—catch this—“My praise to carved images.” You see, guys, God is not going to share His glory, nor will He share His praise with anyone or anything. Why? Because He alone is to be the recipient. He alone is to be the recipient of our praise, and that must be the first thing we understand about this concept, this idea of praise, is that it belongs to Him.

I want to move to our second section where we’re going to actually be spending the bulk of our time. We’ve seen first the recipient of praise, I’d like to look now with you at the reasons for praise. Matt Redman, who is a worship leader, some of you may know him by the song he wrote, a very popular song, “10,000 Reasons.” Matt Redman said this. He said, “We can always find a reason to praise. Situations change for better or for worse, but God’s worth never changes.” How true that is. God is always worthy of our praise, and the truth is, there are more reasons than we could ever count, there’s more reasons than we could ever count up and spend time thanking and praising Him for. It could go on for all of eternity, and we will do that, but here’s what I’d like to do. I’d like to share with you just a handful that I believe David lays out for us here in Psalm 145.

I want to share with you seven reasons why we should praise our King. The first one is because our King is great. Notice this in verse 3. Look what David says. David says, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness,”—catch this—“is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.” David says in verse 5, “I will meditate on the glorious spender of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works. 6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness. 7 They shall utter,”—or bubble forth—“the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.” The first reason for why we should praise God is actually very simple, guys, it’s because He is great.

There’s a song that I think kind of captures this idea. No doubt, many of you guys know what it is. It’s a song that often will bring me to tears, but it’s the song, “How Great is Our God.” It’s an old, classic song, but the lyrics go like this, at least the chorus, You’re the name above all names, You are worthy of our praise, And my heart will sing, How great is our God!

No doubt, there have been many human beings over the course of history that have been considered great, maybe even some who we love and adore, but the truth is that none of their greatness compares to the greatness of our God, none of them. As David says in verse 3, “And His greatness is unsearchable.” Literally, that word actually means beyond our understanding. We cannot fully even grasp and comprehend the greatness of our King, of our Lord, of our God.

Family, if you will just look around you and take a moment to look at God’s creation. If you will take a moment—put the phone away, put the tv down, put all that away—and you will think just about all that God has done not only in your life, but think about what God has done in history, throughout time. When you read your Bible, think about all the amazing, all the great things that God has done. Think about the story of redemption and how God actually came down to earth, right? We just celebrated Christmas. He came to earth. Who would make that up? I know I wouldn’t. If you think about everything that God has done, everything that God has made, how can we not spend time praising the Lord? As David says, right there in verse 6, declaring His greatness. The first reason we should heap praise, give praise, to our King is because He is great.

Let me share with you reason two, because our King is gracious. Notice this in verse 8. David says, “The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.” We should give praise because our King is gracious. I will tell you that I know this all too well.

At about 13 or 14 years old, my life began to take a downward spiral, if you will. I started hanging out with the wrong crowd, and I started experimenting with drugs. It started off, as everybody does, with marijuana at first, then going to the parties, and then it became alcohol. I got in trouble with the police and did some very stupid things. As I grew into adulthood, I continued to put my parents through more agony as I became fully addicted to, no longer marijuana but, harder drugs. I was a full-blown alcoholic and was still trying to function in the world, but one night I got into a car crash. I got a DUI and ended up assaulting someone and ended up in jail. I ended up going to a court-ordered year program for rehab. I’ll tell you that five months into that I left and went back to drinking and doing drugs. I jumped into the Salvation Army and graduated that program, but on the first day out I went right back to it.

I share with you all that not to glorify my past in any way but to highlight to you, to really emphasize to you, the grace of God. Church, I am the last person who should be standing on this stage, let alone sharing God’s precious Word. I am here not because of something I’ve done, not because I went to school or got a degree or anything. I didn’t do any of that. The only reason I am here is because God is gracious, because of what it says in verse 8, because He’s, “full of compassion,”—because He’s—“Slow to anger and great in mercy.” That’s the only reason I’m here. The truth is, if you’ve been born again, if you’ve been saved, if you’ve given your life to Christ, you know just as well as I do, the only reason you’re sitting in this church, you’re sitting in this room right now, is because of what it says in verse 8. That’s the only reason. If we ever needed a reason to praise the Lord, to praise forever our King, family, this is it.

Let me share with you reason three. Reason three is because our God, our King, is good. Notice verse 9. David says, “The LORD is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.” The statement that King David makes in verse 9 is in fact true, though there are some who would doubt it. The reality is that God is good to all, even those who despise or hate Him. He is good to even the most wretched sinners. It’s true. But I think it’s safe to say, and I’ve seen it in my life, that God is especially good to those who belong to Him, to those who are His children. I’ll share with you an example of what I mean.

I think it was the last time I was here, I shared with you all that there are three things in this life that I desire to hear. The first are the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” I don’t know how much time I have here on this earth, but I know that someday, along with many of you, I will hear those words. The second thing I wanted to hear most in this life were the words, “I do.” On April 6, 2019, for some crazy reason, the most beautiful girl in the world said those words to me. The third thing is the word, “Daddy,” and a few months ago my wife and I found out that we are having a baby boy. His name is going to be Josiah Ronan. I’ll tell you that my wife and I think it’s a beautiful name because Josiah means given of the Lord. We do not deserve this child. We know that he has truly been given to us because—capture this, ready?—because God is good! That’s why, because we don’t deserve him, but God is good and He is so worthy to be praised because of that. You know what? Many of you know the goodness of God.

That song that Joel sang, what a perfect song, right? God’s goodness has been running after us our entire lives. I know that if you were to think back. I know this past year no doubt has had ups and downs and there’s been lots of trials and tribulations, but as Joel said, think back. God has never let us down. The Lord is good! Our King is always good! We even have a saying, right? We know this so well, God is good? And all the time? God is good. It’s not just a saying, though, it’s true. We know that the Lord is good, so let’s praise Him for His goodness.

Let me give you reason four. Reason four is because our King is our helper. We can praise Him because our King is our helper. If you notice what David says in verse 14, you’ll see it. He says, “The LORD upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down.” One of the realities of the Christian life that I don’t think everybody really cares for or likes is that the Christian life is hard. It is not easy. As many of you know, life—especially the Christian life—comes with trial, with tribulation, right? There are times—let’s just be real with one another—where we feel like giving up because that’s how bad it gets. There are the ups, of course, but there are those valleys, and I think Pastor John does a great job of not just telling you the good part of the Christian life but also lets you know, “Hey, Jesus said there’s going to be tribulation; there’s going to be trials. And, it is going to be hard.” The Christian life is not a cake walk, but praise the Lord we have our King, we have our God who is our helper. We have the Lord who, as David says there, verse 14, “…upholds,”—us when we fall—“And raises up,”—when we—“…are bowed down.”

I have verse 14 underlined in my Bible, and I have a prayer next to it because two of my leaders once were struggling really bad. On 7.18.22, I wrote a little prayer down for them, two of my leaders who serve alongside with me in junior high. I remember the pain. I remember the struggle that they were going through, and it’s awesome because I got to watch God lift them up. I got to watch God raise them up when their head was bowed down, and I’ve seen that time and time again because our God, our King, is our helper.

The book of Hebrews 13:6, the writer says, “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear.” In Psalm 121:1-2, the psalmist says, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” We can praise God because He is our helper. Listen, there is no doubt in this room someone here tonight who is in need of help. There is someone who has fallen, there is someone whose head is bowed down. Maybe there’s a financial situation, maybe a marital issue, maybe one of your children is not walking with the Lord the way you know they should be. In a room this big, no doubt there is someone who is in need of our King’s help. My encouragement to you tonight is to remember who God is. Lean into Him and ask Him for help, and I can guarantee you, He will be there.

Let me give you reason five. We can praise our King because He is our provider. Notice with me, if you would, verse 15. David says, “The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season. 16 You open Your hand, And satisfy the desire of every living thing.” I grew up for the first eleven or so years of my life in a small house in the city of Norwalk. I will tell you that I did not grow up rich. I did not grow up having the “latest and greatest.” I did not wear the most fashionable clothes. I’m the oldest of five, and we made it work. If I was to really explain to you or summarize how I grew up, I would say it like this: I grew up provided for. I know that God took care of every need that my family ever had, and the reason why is because both my father and my mother looked to the Lord. They had their eyes on Him, and they trusted Him to take care of them. I never lacked anything. I never went to bed hungry. God always provided—always—for every single one of my siblings. He has always done that.

Have there been times in my life where I’ve wondered, “Oh my gosh! Lord, are You going to come through?” Absolutely, but He’s always provided. I remember there was this one specific time, fresh in my mind, that I was just barely getting into being a Christian. I was serving, being discipled, and learning. I was working at this job. I was working construction in Perris, Cal Trusframe, right off the freeway. I’d been there for a few years making okay money. At that time I was thinking about getting engaged to my wife, what we were going to do, where we were going to move. All this stuff is going through my brain and all of the sudden (I’m sure you know where this is going) I got a call into the office. My boss looks me in the face and tells me, “Hey, I’m so sorry about this, but we’ve gotta let you go.” My heart just sank. My first thought is, What am I going to do? How am I going to provide for myself, for this girl that I love. How am I going to be able to do this? I need a job. You couple that with my past. I was thinking, Lord, how am I going to get a job?

I remember calling a friend of mine who is a pastor here at this church—you want to talk about counseling—I said, “Hey, I just lost my job.” He says, “Praise the Lord.” I remember thinking, He didn’t hear me. “No, no, no. I just lost my job.” “Praise the Lord.” Then I’m thinking, Do I have earwax? Did I…maybe it’s me. I said it again, “No, I got let go. I don’t have a job anymore, and I don’t know what to do.” I’ll never forget what he told me, he’s told me many times since then, “This just gives us all the more reason to trust God, that God’s going to provide.” And, you know what? He did. Every step of the way, my King, my God, has provided.

When I needed a place to live with my new wife, God provided a beautiful place with some people from the church who opened their house to us. When I needed a place to live after that, after that was up, God provided a new place. He always provides, and even now as I told you I’m expecting a son, I needed a place of my own for me and my wife to raise this child, and not too long ago God provided a home. He always comes through, and you and I know this well. I know we just had Christmas, and some of you may have been looking at your bank account hurting, and maybe you didn’t get to do all that you wanted or maybe the normal. Things, especially in California, are extremely difficult right now, but if you look back, if you look back, I think you’ll be able to say that our King always provides. It may come in the craziest of ways, right? Maybe the least expected, but somehow, someway, God always comes through, doesn’t He? Amen. For that, I think He is most definitely worthy of our praise.

Let me give you reason six, because our King is righteous. We can praise Him because our King is righteous, verse 17. David says, “The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who wrote an amazing commentary by the way on the book of Psalms, actually had this to say about verse 17 in particular. He said, “Jehovah cannot be unjust or impure. Let his doings be what they may, they are in every case righteous and holy. Whatever God is or does, must be right.” I could not have said that better. I think that was perfectly said.

Obviously, there are people who are going to disagree with that. There are people who would say, “God is unjust and far from being righteous,” but that just simply isn’t the case. God is righteous, pure, and holy in everything that He does. I’ve had people come to me and tell me to my face, “Hey, God isn’t fair. If He was fair, if He was righteous, if everything He did was right, well then, God would not have allowed that to happen to me.” The truth is, just because something bad, something unexpected, happens to us in our life, it does not mean that God isn’t fair, let alone does it mean that He doesn’t care. Just the opposite is actually true. I think sometimes we get caught up, and we’re so limited in what we see, and we tend to forget that God sees the beginning from the end.

I share sometimes with the junior highers, “God sees all things.” You can think of it like a parade. There’s a famous parade that’s coming up in a few days, the Rose Parade. Just put yourself in that parade and think of it as life. We’re here in this moment, and we see what’s here and now. We see the floats. We see what’s coming now. We can think back to the past and remember the floats. We can remember life as it’s passed by, and we can sometimes see a little bit ahead, right? We can see a glimpse of the future and what’s coming, but for the most part, we just see what’s in front of us. But that’s not how God works. God sees the beginning from the end. God’s in the helicopter. He’s in the blimp, and He sees the middle, the end, and the beginning. He sees it all.

Just because something bad or unexpected has happened in our lives, it does not mean that God isn’t righteous. It doesn’t mean that He’s not fair, and it does not mean that what He’s doing isn’t right. In fact, God has a reason for everything He does. God lets everything happen for a reason. Romans 8:28 is the perfect verse, right? It’s the perfect verse that tells us that. If you’re a believer, it’s a great comfort. It says, “And we know,”—not we think, not maybe, not it might be, but—“we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” There may be something going on in your life right now, something you’re concerned about. Trust the Lord. Trust that He is going to work it out the way He knows best. Why? Because everything He does is right, and everything He does is righteous. It’s who God is, and that is something we can definitely praise God for, something we can definitely praise our King for.

Let’s look at the final reason, reason seven, it’s because our King is our protector. Notice with me verse 18. David says, “The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. 19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.”—catch this—“The LORD preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.” Family, we can praise our King because He is always there to protect us. He is always there to protect us, and that’s what these verses tell us, that our King is our protector. He’s always there.

The other day I read a quick little story. It’s the story of a man named Frederick Nolan. I’ve never heard it before, but I read it. The story goes like this. It says, Frederick Nolan was this man who was a believer living in North Africa. He was being persecuted. He was on the run from his enemies. They were getting ready to kill him, so as he’s on the run, Frederick Nolan is tired. He’s weary. He’s running from these people, and he falls into this cave. As he’s sitting there, he’s got no energy or strength, he’s awaiting what he thinks in his mind is for sure death. He sees a spider, a spider of all things, start to spin a web over the entrance of the cave. It’s this perfect web that covers the entrance of the cave, and he hears his enemies, the people who are trying to kill him, come to the beginning, the mouth of the cave, and he hides. As they’re looking at the spider web, they, in their minds, think there’s no way he’s in there because it’s a perfect spider web. If he had crawled into this cave, he would’ve destroyed the web. And so, the story goes, Frederick Nolan was protected, and God saved him.

I want you to think of something. I want you to think how many—because I wonder this about myself—spider webs God has weaved over the course of your life. How many car accidents has God prevented you from getting into without your knowledge. How many times have we perhaps come close to death, yet God’s hand was over us. I wonder even how many times God has protected us from ourselves, from allowing us to make a catastrophic mistake, from allowing us to ruin our own lives, our witness, or even our calling. How many times, how many spider webs has God weaved to protect us?

I know for sure, for myself, it’s more than I could ever count. That’s why I’m thankful for this. That’s why I’m so thankful that God watches over me, that He’s near. I’m thankful that, as it says in verse 18, He hears me when I call out. I’m thankful that He’s preserved me in my life. He watches over my wife every day as she drives out to Riverside on Fridays. He watches over my family, He watches over your family, He preserves us day in and day out. I don’t know about you, but it is such a comfort to me to know that God is looking out for me. In 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Paul says this. He says, “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.” Family, God is always there to protect us.

There’s one more section that I’d like to discuss with you. We’ve seen the recipient of praise, the reasons for why we should praise, let’s look at our final section, the resolve to praise. Notice with me, last verse, verse 21. David says, “My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, And all flesh shall bless His holy name, Forever and ever.” I must confess to you that originally, when I was putting together this study, I had titled this section a little differently. I titled it, “The Resolution To Praise,” and I’m sure you can guess why with what’s coming up. Just out of curiosity, I actually decided to look up the definition for what a resolution is, and I was shocked because it says a resolution is defined as a decision to do or not to do something. After reading that and knowing what David has just done in Psalm 145, there’s no way I could title it a resolution because David is not doing that.

In verse 21, David is determining to do something. There is no other option for David. He says, “My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD.” If you look back at verse 1, he says, “I will extol You, my God, O King.” Again, verse 2, “I will praise Your name.” There is no option to not praise. David is determined to praise, and that’s what the word “resolve” means. It’s a firm determination to do something, and what David is resolving to do, family, is to praise the King of kings, and that’s what he’s resolving to do forever and ever. You see, it’s not just a New Year’s resolution for David, and I pray that it won’t just be a resolution for us, but we will resolve to praise Him.

The worship team sang a song a little while ago called, “The King of Kings,” and I must tell you that I love that song. I love the lyrics. I like to listen very closely to them, but I also really, really love the chorus. The song says, Praise the Father, praise the Son, Praise the Spirit, three in one, God of glory, Majesty, Praise forever to the King of Kings.

You know, I may not have understood why my mom back then, before I was a Christian, said that we’re going to be praising God for all of eternity, but I do now; and that’s my hope for myself and for everybody here tonight is that we would begin to praise the Lord, that we would praise the King of kings.

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About Pastor Chris Plaza

Pastor Chris Plaza is the Jr. High School Pastor at Revival Christian Fellowship

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Pastor Chris Plaza teaches a message through Psalm 145 titled “Give Praise to the King”

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Pastor Chris Plaza

December 27, 2023