The God of All


     Like TNT, the word “all” is small yet powerful.  It occurs thirteen times in the final thirteen verses of Psalm 145.  Here, it is written, “The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.  All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your saints shall bless You.  They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.  Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.  The Lord upholds all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down.  The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.  The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works.  The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.  He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.  The Lord preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.  My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh shall bless His holy name forever and ever” (vv. 9-21).

     Consider the relationship of God and “all”:

  • God is good to all (v. 9).
  • God is merciful to all (v. 9).
  • God is praiseworthy to all (v. 10).
  • God upholds all who fall (v. 14).
  • God is benevolent to all (vv. 15-16).
  • God is righteous in all His ways (v. 17).
  • God is gracious in all His works (v. 17).
  • God is near to all who call upon Him (v. 18).
  • God preserves all who love Him (v. 20).
  • God destroys all of the wicked (v. 20).
  • God is praiseworthy to all flesh (v. 21).

     Does your mouth, like David’s, speak the praise of the God of all?

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