Psalm 145:18-20 - Walking With God.

Psa.145:18-20: Walking With God.

CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word 

Psa 145:18-20 (KJV)  The LORD is nigh unto all them that call 
upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the 
desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will 
save them. The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the 
wicked will he destroy. 

Psa 145:18-20 (TEV)  He is near to those who call to him, who 
call to him with sincerity. He supplies the needs of those who honor 
him; he hears their cries and saves them. He protects everyone who 
loves him, but he will destroy the wicked. 

Psalm 145:18-20 (AMP) The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, 
to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth. He will fulfill 
the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He 
also will hear their cry and will save them. The Lord preserves all 
those who love Him, but all the wicked will He destroy. 

Psa 145:18 (CWR)  He comes close to those who call on Him in 
truth, who seek Him with all their hearts. He fulfills the desires of 
those who honor Him.  He hears their cry and saves them. He carefully 
watches over all those who love Him, but He will not save the wicked 
from the final consequences of their sins. 

Vs. 18 Truth is Jesus for He is the truth. [Diane Burishkin]

Vs. 19 Fulfil the desire. Holy hearts will desire only what is 
holy, so God has no problem in fulfilling such desires. He does not 
promise to grant the desire of the sinner. It would not be wise or kind 
to do so. [SDA Commentary] 

Vs. 19 Hear their cry. As the tender mother's love is drawn out 
toward the cry of her child, so the Lord's ear is ever attuned to hear 
the cries of His children. [SDA Commentary] 

CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:

Great Is the Lord  (145:1-21)
The Greatness and the Goodness of God
The LORD Extolled for His Goodness.
Praise to God the King

Psalm 145: Praise His Name. This is an acrostic psalm: each line 
begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. We might name 
it, "Praising God from A through Z," as each letter brings to mind a 
different reason to praise the LORD. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

Meditation upon God's majestic personal characteristics: 
greatness, majesty, power, goodness, righteousness, grace, compassion, 
loving, glory, splendor, faithfulness, presence, giving, saving, holy, 
etc. for His character leads us to praise. [Disciple SB mod] 

CROSS REFERENCES; What's in related verses elsewhere.

Psalm 34:18 (KJV)  The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a 
broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.  

James 4:8 (KJV)  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. 
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double 

Jeremiah 29:13 (KJV)  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye 
shall search for me with all your heart.  

Psalm 34:9 (KJV)  O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is 
no want to them that fear him.  

Psalm 37:4 (KJV)  Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall 
give thee the desires of thine heart.  

John 16:24 (KJV)  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: 
ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.  

John 14:23 (KJV)  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man 
love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we 
will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  

John 15:7 (KJV)  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, 
ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  

Psalm 119:2 (KJV)  Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, 
and that seek him with the whole heart.  

1 John 3:22 (KJV)  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, 
because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing 
in his sight.  

John 10:27-29 (KJV)  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, 
and they follow me: [28] And I give unto them eternal life; and they 
shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 
[29] My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man 
is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.  

Psalm 46:1 (KJV)  God is our refuge and strength, a very present 
help in trouble.  

Psalm 34:17 (KJV)  The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and 
delivereth them out of all their troubles.  

Psalm 37:39-40 (KJV)  But the salvation of the righteous is of 
the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. [40] And the 
Lord shall help them and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the 
wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.  

Psalm 91:15 (KJV)  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: 
I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 

John 4:24 (KJV)  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must 
worship him in spirit and in truth.  

Luke 1:53 (KJV)  He hath filled the hungry with good things; and 
the rich he hath sent empty away.  


The Lord is faithful to do all that He promises in His Word, and 
in this particular verse He says that He will fulfill your desire.  
Why do you suppose the Lord can speak so positively about your 
desire?  Can it be that when you are His child, He places His desire for 
you in your heart so that when you discover it, He is more than 
willing to fulfill it?  What is the desire of your heart?  Have you 
stopped long enough in the last few months to know what heart-longings 
you have?  Today is a great day to look deeply into your heart and 
discover what exactly it is that you are longing for.  If you discover 
that your longings do not line up with the Word of God, ask Him to 
replace your desires with His.  [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom] 

Prayer is the breath of the soul. It is the secret of spiritual 
power. No other means of grace can be substituted, and the health of 
the soul be preserved. Prayer brings the heart into immediate 
contact with the Well-spring of life, and strengthens the sinew and 
muscle of the religious experience. Neglect the exercise of prayer, or 
engage in prayer spasmodically, now and then, as seems convenient, and 
you lose your hold on God. The spiritual faculties lose their 
vitality, the religious experience lacks health and vigor.  {GW 254.4} 

If we keep the Lord ever before us, allowing our hearts to go 
out in thanksgiving and praise to Him, we shall have a continual 
freshness in our religious life. Our prayers will take the form of a 
conversation with God as we would talk with a friend. He will speak His 
mysteries to us personally. Often there will come to us a sweet, joyful 
sense of the presence of Jesus...... Prayer turns aside the attacks of 
Satan. {FLB 225.7}