Give Thanks and Praise To The Lord!!!

Wednesday Psalm 95 2

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! Come Before Him With Thanksgiving!!!

Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Psalm 95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

Psalm 95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

Psalm 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Psalm 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Psalm 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Psalm 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

Psalm 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

 

I. FIRST, DAVID MENTIONS THREE THINGS WE SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR:

The first one is for God’s POWER:

There is nobody, or nothing bigger than our Precious Lord.

David mentions two realms God manifests His power:

Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Second, is in the SPIRITUAL realm

“For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”

He takes care of all our spiritual needs. He gives us knowledge of his word, he gives us salvation. He died on the cross paying our sin debt in full; without that we would not have a home in heaven.

He says that God is “a great King above the gods.” This is not an admission that other gods actually exist, but a statement that God is supreme above ALL, even above vain idols that are imbued with importance or power by mankind’s corrupt imagination.

Third, God is all-powerful in the PHYSICAL realm.

He gives us shelter, he gives us food, clothing shelter, and our every need.

David is saying that God is the greatest and most powerful Being in the universe. There is NOTHING and NO ONE more powerful than We need to be thankful for such an all-powerful God—one who is supreme; is more powerful than all; is greater than all; who created it all.

God is not just some great, big, impersonal Being in the sky; He’s a God who is PERSONAL, who is there for us, who has intimate care for His children. So David feels comfortable with calling Him “OUR God.”

In many places in the Psalms David has this lovely habit of referring to God as “MY God” or “OUR God”—indicating that he was on intimate terms with the Lord. As believers, we’re not alienated from God and He’s not distant from us. He’s OUR God, and we can go to Him in the hour of need because OUR God cares, and OUR God knows us, and OUR God loves us and OUR God wants to deliver us and help us in times of need.

If you’re a believer, you’re one of His sheep, and the Good Shepherd takes good care of His sheep. Sheep are completely dependent upon the shepherd, and good shepherds loved their sheep, know them by name, and protect and provide for them.

That is, like sheep, He leads us out to the best pastureland. In other words, David is saying that God provides for us.

 

DAVID ALSO MENTIONS 3 WAYS TO EXPRESS THANKS TO GOD.

*PRAISE-sing unto him, make a joyful noise unto the Lord daily.

*THANKSGIVING- thank him daily for all we have.

*CONTENTMENT- be content where we are, with what we have, no complaining about what we don’t have. BE CONTENT!!!

 

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

 

 

A Poem:

“Forgive Me When I Whine”

Today upon a bus I saw a lovely maid with golden hair;

I envied her—so beautiful, and how I wished I were so fair;

When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle;

She had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed, she wore a smile.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two feet—the world is mine.

And when I stopped to buy some sweets, the lad who served me had such charm;

he seemed to radiate good cheer, his manner was so kind and warm;

I said, “It’s nice to deal with you, such courtesy I seldom find”;

he turned and said, “Oh, thank you Ma’am.” And then I saw that he was blind.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine, I have two eyes—the world is mine.

Then, when walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue;

he stood and watched the others play; it seemed he knew not what to do;

I stopped a moment, then I said, “Why don’t you join the others, dear?”He looked ahead without a word, I realized—he could not hear.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two ears—the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I’d go; with eyes to see the sunsets glow,

with ears to hear what I would know. I am blessed indeed.

The world is mine; Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

 

WE PRAISE THEE OH LORD

We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus who died,
And is now gone above.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

We praise Thee, O God!
For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain,
Who hath borne all our sins,
And hath cleansed every stain.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

All glory and praise
To the God of all grace,
Who hast bought us, and sought us,
And guided our ways.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

Revive us again;
Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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