O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth
for ever. 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for
his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:1, 8 (KJV)
Thanking and praising God is an important part of the
Christian life. It is one “job” all Christians can and should do. As I draw
closer to God and “dig” into His word, I cannot help but thank Him for all His
benefits, especially for saving me! I need to praise Him each day, privately as
well as publicly. I need to thank Him daily for all the great blessings He so
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How
amiable are thy tabernacles, O
LORD of hosts!
Amiable (H3039) loved
Tabernacle (H4908) residence … dwelling
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart
and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Do I long to be with God? Do I
cry out for Him?
Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for
herself, where she may lay her young, even
thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
I can find comfort in the shadows of the Great IAM
Blessed are they that
dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
Blessed (H835) happiness
Want to be blessed? Dwell with
God and praise Him for His greatness.
Blessed is the man whose
strength is in thee; in whose
heart are the ways of them.
Be strengthen by
God and keep your heart in His ways.
Who passing through the
valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. 7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth
“Though they pass through this
barren and desert place, they would not fear evil, knowing that thou wouldst
supply all their wants; and even in the sandy desert cause them to find pools
of water, in consequence of which they shall advance with renewed strength, and
shall meet with the God of Israel in Zion.” – Adam Clarke
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
God hears when we call on Him in prayer.
Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
King David is saying, “Look on me, O Lord I am anointed
For a day in thy courts is
better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
One day with God is better than a thousand with the
world. Just “keeping” the door of God is better than living in wickedness.
For the LORD God is a
sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that
God is our light and protection. He will give grace
(H2580 kindness, favor …) and glory (H3519 … splendor…glory, honor) and will
not withhold anything from me when I walk uprightly (H8549 entire … integrity,
12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
I will be blessed (happy) when I trust (H982 … be
confident or sure) in God.