It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; Psalm 92:1
Anyone who gives a gift to someone else likes to be thanked. Or when a person does something good for someone else, people expect to be thanked for the work done. It is expected that when a person receives a gift of any type, that the receiver will show some gratitude for what was received. Many will take great offense if someone does not say thank you and also send a thank you card for what was received.
The writer of this psalm says that it is good to give thanks and sing praises to God.
While it is expected for people to give thanks to one another, many people forget to give thanks to God. Just as with people, many people just expect God to do what He does and does not need to receive any thanks.
There are also many people who do not recognize that it was God who gave what was received. What was received is often seen as earned or received by one’s own hard work or good luck, rather than a work of God. What a person has received from God is an endless list.
Without God there is no air to breath, food to eat, clothing to wear, place to sleep, ability to move or speak and much more. Without God there is no life, no hope, no purpose or meaning to existence on this planet.
Although God does not ‘need’ to receive thanks, it does show gratitude for what He has done or has given someone. Along with showing gratitude, it also shows that one recognizes where the gift or help came from. It puts God on the throne of one’s heart and life.
If you stop and really think about all the good things God has done for you and given you, the list is endless. Throughout day, each day, stop and give thanks to God for what He has done and is doing, given and is giving you.
Do not allow yourself to be like the world and think that you earned it or deserve what you have. Without God, you have nothing. With God, you have all that you need and much more than you can ever imagine.
It is good for you to give thanks to God all the time.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will recognize what God has given you; that you will give thanks to God for what He has done for you; and that you will sing praises to God.
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