Prayer and God’s Praise

       Few of God’s blessings are more praiseworthy than the blessing of prayer.  Even though he lived under the old covenant without all the blessings found in Jesus being his mediator, the composer of Psalm 66 still experienced rich blessings in answer to his…

The Praiseworthy Providence of God

       God’s providence is usually thought of in terms of His general providence in which “He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and the unjust” (Matthew 5:45); thus, He gives “fruitful seasons, filling…

Thanksgiving for the Past and the Present

       Psalm 66 throbs with praise and thanksgiving like voltage from a huge electric generator.  From its initial burst of “Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!” (v. 1) to its conclusion of “Blessed be God Who has not turned away…

Three Reasons for Jehovah’s Praiseworthiness

       As expected of any hymnal, the book of Psalms has many compositions of praise.  Psalm 66 definitely fits the mold.  It bursts forth with this vigorous pronouncement: “Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!  Sing out the honor of His name; make…