Applying Psalm 145

How can we draw inspiration from St. David’s psalm today? To apply the lessons of Psalm 145 in our daily lives, we can focus on several key actions.

Daily Praise and Worship
Begin and end each day with a moment of praise and thanksgiving to God. Acknowledge His greatness and goodness in your life, just as David did. Remember the words of Yeshua in John 4:24, “God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

Meditate on God’s Works
Take time to reflect on the ways Yahweh has shown His power and love throughout history and in your personal life. This can be done through reading the Scriptures, prayer, or quiet contemplation. Consider the ultimate act of love and power in the life, death, and resurrection of Yeshua. As we read in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he even gave his only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Share Your Faith
Follow David’s example by sharing stories of God’s faithfulness, especially the good news of Yeshua. Share the Gospel with others, just as Yeshua commanded in Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, and baptise them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Seek God’s Mercy and Grace
Regularly turn to Yahweh in prayer, asking for His mercy and grace in your life. Remember that Yeshua is our Mediator who intercedes for us. Hebrews 4:16 encourages us, “Let us, then, confidently approach the throne of his grace to receive mercy and find grace to be helped in time of affliction.”

Trust in God’s Provision
Have faith that God will provide for your needs in due season. When facing difficulties, remember that He upholds those who fall and raises up those who are bowed down. Yeshua taught us to pray in Matthew 6:11, “Give us today bread for our needs.” Trust that He cares for you and will meet your needs.

Call on God in Truth
Be sincere in your prayers and relationship with God. Yeshua said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to my Father, except through me.” Approach God with honesty and integrity, through Messiah.

Live a Life of Worship
Let your entire life be an act of worship to God. This means living in a way that honours Him and His Mitzvoth. Romans 12:1 urges us, “I urge you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice—holy, acceptable to God—which is your spiritual service.” (Tree of Life Version)

Encourage Others
Help others to see God’s goodness and encourage them to praise and trust in Him. Be a source of hope and support, following the example of Yeshua, who said in John 13:34, “I give you a new commandment: to love one another; the way that I have loved, you also love one another.”

By integrating these actions into our daily lives, we can live out the teachings of Psalm 145, drawing closer to God and experiencing His greatness and love through Yeshua our Saviour. Let us let our lives reflect the light and love of God in all we do.

Mar Chayim bar Ya’aqub
9 July 2024