Today we’re celebrating grandparents and grandchildren

Lois Wyse said…

“If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandkids, I'd have had them first.”

Grandkids are not only important to us. We’re going to see in this psalm, they’re important to God.

Look at the superscription to Psalm 145. This is the last psalm of David.And the only one called “David’s psalm of praise.”

If you look at Ps. 144 or 143, they say just “A psalm of David.” Ps. 142 is a “Maschil of David.” 

From beginning to end, this psalm gives praise to God.

It has bookends. At the end of v. 1: “bless Thy name forever and ever.” Then look at the end of v. 21: “bless His holy name forever and ever.”

This psalm is also an acrostic poem. Each of the 21 lines begins with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

So David goes through every letter of the alphabet, and thinks of an act or attribute of God to praise.

You say, “So what does this have to do with grandparents?”