As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
Bless the LORD, O you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
Bless the LORD, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!
Bless the LORD, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
by: Gabrielle Watt.
David compared the goodness of God to the way a Father cares for his children. Typically, a father knows his children, including their weaknesses. God formed us and knows us better than we will ever know ourselves. All the weaknesses and messed up things that we can hide from other transient humans; God knows about all of it and continues to show compassion to those who fear Him. David went on to acknowledge the infinince of God and called on the angels and all creation to praise Him. This psalm ends the way it began, with David beseeching his soul to give God the praise He deserves. What does it look like to praise God from your soul?'