Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 331
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please take the time to take in the lyrics and beautiful and pertinent song, sung by one of my favorite performers, Josh Groban, singing Thankful. … reminding us, on this special holiday, that there is so, so, so much for us to be thankful
Highlight Passage #1 - NKJV Psalm 100: 1 … David describes all who should make a joyful noise of thankfulness to our God …
1 Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Highlight Context #1 - Psalm 100 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … A Song of thanksgiving to God by King David
Highlight Passage #2 - NKJV Psalm 150: 6 … David describes all who should praise the living God …
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. … PRAISE THE LORD!!
Highlight Context #2 - Psalm 150 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … A Song of praise to God by King David
Reference Passage #1 - 2nd Samuel, Chapter 22 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … David sings a song of thankfulness and praise at God’s deliverance of the king-to-be
Reference Passage #2 - 1st Thessalonians 5: 16-18 [NKJV] … The Apostle Paul exhorts believers to be believers and live lives of thankfulness and praise
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Julie Ackerman Link, reminded the readers from the joyous praise of Psalm 150; and since today is THANKSGIVING DAY, Link’s entry took my mind and heart back to another of David’s songs of Praise, … Psalm 100.
In her ODB devotional, Julie Link, references several questions, which are answered in Psalm 150; and this same Q/A exercise can be done from Psalm 100. So, I’ve delineated these questions/answers below from these two songs of David …
Q: Why are we thankful? … A: God
Q: How do we offer thanks? … A: Joyfully
Q: Who should give thanks? … A: Everyone
Q: Why do we offer praise? … A: God
Q: How do we offer praise? … A: Joyfully
Q: Who should praise? … A. Everyone
I think the parallels and the pattern is obvious. … So, as we gather together, perhaps with family or friends on this Thanksgiving day, perhaps it would be a good exercise for all to hear these Songs of praise and thanks, offered to God’s honor by the “man after God’s own heart,” … King David. Because these songs express what all who love God should be feeling and expressing from their hearts, today and everyday … i.e., … PRAISE TO GOD!!
My Prayer for Today … Lord, … I give thanks and a loud HALLELUJAH! of praise to my God! Amen
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