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Powered by 4 - July 3, 2011

  • 2011 Jul 03
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Great Works

today's reading.
Psalms 111    Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation...

think about it.
As you read this psalm, pull out the "works of the Lord" which the psalmist is praising. Who did they benefit? What do they reveal about God's character? His power? What is our part as God's people (111:10)? How will you use this psalm in your personal worship?

the blog.
One thing is clear from Psalm 111--the Lord is to be praised. This is such a great Psalm because that message of praise is the first thing we read. And then, just in case we missed it, the rest of the chapter pretty much lays out reason after reason why we should be thankful and praising.

Now I use the ESV for P4 and verse 2 says "Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them." But I also read the NLT today which talked about pondering the works of the Lord. It made me realize that although I study the works of the Lord in the Bible, I don't necessarily do a lot of studying or pondering of the great things the Lord has done in my life. So I took some time and I pondered, I thanked and I praised. 

So take a few minutes today and think about (ponder) some the great things the Lord has done for you (And they don't have to be big, life-changing events) and send up some praise to the Lord. Then, would you tell us about one or two of the great things you praised the Lord for? Tami W.

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