Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Gratitude

"It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning And Your faithfulness by night, With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, With resounding music upon the lyre. For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands," (Psalm 92:1--4).

* The psalmist affirms three exercises that are good for us: (1) giving thanks, (2) singing praises, and (3) declaring God's goodness. Being grateful to the Lord is good because it puts our pride into perspective, by giving credit where it is due.
We dare not rob God by taking credit for any of His blessings.

* So many things are not good for us these days, but we need never wonder if giving thanks, singing God's praise, or declaring His greatness are good. From morning to evening, our days should be filled with praise and thanksgiving... praise for who He is, and gratitude for what He has done.

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