May 15, 2017 – Psalm 107
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Palm 107:8-9
When was the last time you gave thanks to our Lord? The last time you recognized the fact – without our Lord, we wouldn’t even be here! Every bit of love on earth is here because God IS LOVE.
I remember so many times my Mom bursting out in song…Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Her joy in thanking the Lord might emanate from something as simple as a beautiful fresh loaf of bread from out of the oven.
The exuberance of her little skip while singing, added to the joy she felt. It isn’t a politely delivered, monotone ‘thank you’, but an authentic, appreciative all-out ‘thank you’ to the Lord!
The Lord God knows our hearts…He sent Jesus to go all-out when He died on the cross because He loves us. The verse 43 says it most succinctly — Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord. When we see and do not rejoice in Him and ponder His Word, we only fool ourselves. Like a child, let’s come in joy before our Lord and praise Him with all our adoration!
The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths. Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord. Psalm 107:42-43