Psalm 107:8 (NKJV) Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
Sister’s and Brother’s we cannot deny God’s claim that we are to praise Him in all His excellence, but we are especially called to praise Him for His goodness. Note that the psalmist insists on an abundance of praise in memory of the Lord’s goodness. It was common practice for David to sing these praises as his heart utterances. Do you praise God? And How do you give your praise to God?
In Psalm 107:8-9, David writes, “Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”
This truth of praising God for His past goodness struck a chord in my heart and I have been moved upon to do as David did. We are called to celebrate the Lord’s goodness! Often we can forget that we were created to Praise God!
David opens up about the goodness he speaks of—God’s inclination to use mercy as our God sympathizes with our afflictions and miseries. David borrowed from Exodus 34:6, where God spoke to Moses: “The Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.”
Beloved, look back over the past and remember how good the Lord has been to you. Meditate on His compassions that never failed to bring you through. I am finding pleasure in praising God for all things, but especially for His goodness. Not only for past goodnesses, but for those I see daily, the good I see all around me in the present of my life, in a time and World where cynicism looms all around us! I still hold on to my Praise, blessings and great love to you all!
Advancing His Kingdom,
Pastor James Baker Jr.