In Everything Give Thanks

 

     “It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High” (Psalm 92:1).

     This declaration is buttressed by three immutable reasons in Psalm 92.  They are:

  • The vastness of Jehovah’s works. “O Lord, how great are Your works!  Your thoughts are very deep.  A senseless man does not know, nor does a fool understand this.  When the wicked spring up like grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish,it is that they may be destroyed forever” (vv. 5-7).
  • The victory Jehovah provides. “But You, Lord, are on high forevermore.   For behold, Your enemies, O Lord, for behold, Your enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.   But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.  My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies; My ears hear my desire on the wicked who rise up against me” (vv. 8-11).
  • The vitality of Jehovah’s righteousness. “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, to declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him” (vv. 12-15).

     Life has its ups and downs, but Jehovah—the Great I AM—remains unchanging.  A rock of consistency in an ever-volatile world.  A genuine oasis in a land of mirages.

     “It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High” (Psalm 92:1).

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