Tehillim / Psalms 145, ספר תהילים קמה, Part 2, The Lord Calling the Nations to Draw Near


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 145:1-21, the psalmist states 145:8 The Lord is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. 145:9 The Lord is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works. 145:10 All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord, And Your godly ones shall bless You. 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom And talk of Your power; 145:12 To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom. (NASB) If God’s people would proclaim the glory of God’s kingdom, shouldn’t the nations have a great desire to join? The Psalmist states, 145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. 145:14 The Lord sustains all who fall And raises up all who are bowed down. 145:15 The eyes of all look to You, And You give them their food in due time. 145:16 You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing. (NASB) The Psalm concludes saying, 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds. 145:18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them. 145:20 The Lord keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. 145:21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever. (NASB) The Psalmist states that “all flesh” will bless His holy name forever. This suggests a future expectation of the Lord calling the gentile nations to enter into the kingdom of God.

Read more here: Tehillim 145-Part1-and-2