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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Giving Thanks

This entry is not a commentary but I am making some time to give thanks unto God. Most days pass away in a blur from morning to night and as I get older I realize that most of my time is spent on unimportant things that have no lasting value. Therefore, today I want to extol and give thanks unto God my King and my Lord Jesus Christ for His mercy and goodness toward us all. The following psalm was penned by King David some 3 millennia ago and I cannot find better words to express what I feel in my heart. Please take a few moments everyday to bow your head and worship God, worship is not something that must necessarily be set to music and done in church; worship is merely the act of bowing to a higher power and there is none higher than the Lord God Almighty, creator of all things whose mercy endures forever. Amen!

Psalm 145 (King James Version)

1I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

2Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

3Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

4One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

5I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

6And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

7They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

8The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

9The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

10All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.

11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

12To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

13Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

14The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

15The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

17The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

19He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

20The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

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