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Give Thanks (Psalm 65)


cffblog6.jpgJanuary 31, 2018 (Wednesday)

We have the blessed privilege of thanking God for His blessings. The New Testament urges us to be thankful always for all things. Every prayer we offer to God should include our thanksgivings. David is thankful for the blessings, and most of all he is thankful that God is with him all the time. He is thankful for God Himself.

Psalm 65
New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.


I. BE THANKFUL FOR GOD WHO FORGIVES AND BLESSES (1-4)

1 Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion;
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
2 You who answer prayer,
to you all people will come.
3 When we were overwhelmed by sins,
you forgave our transgressions.
4 Blessed are those you choose
and bring near to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.

II. BE THANKFUL FOR GOD WHO DOES GREAT THINGS (5-8)
5 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas,
6 who formed the mountains by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,
7 who stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy.

III. BE THANKFUL FOR GOD WHO CARES FOR HIS CREATION (9-13)
9 You care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it.
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,
and your carts overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
the hills are clothed with gladness.
13 The meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.


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