Worship The Lord – Worship with Thanksgiving Part 20

Worship with Thanksgiving  Part 20

By Pastor Bill

In 1 Chronicles 16, after bringing the ark of the covenant into a tent and offering burnt and peace offerings, David assigned some of the Levites to thank and praise the Lord God of Israel.

(1 Chr 16:4  He appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel.”

In verse seven, David specifically assigns Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the Lord. Verses eight through thirty-six are titled, “A Psalm of Thanksgiving.” As we celebrate thanksgiving this week, I thought it was appropriate to look at this particular psalm.

(1 Chr 16:7) “Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.”

As part of worship, we are exhorted to give thanks to the Lord. We are to call upon His name and sing praises to Him. In our songs of praise, we are to sing and speak of all His wonders. We are to remember His wonderful deeds which He has done. We are to remember and give thanks to Him for His marvels and the judgments from His mouth. There is no shortage of things to give thanks about. In Psalm 103:2, David tells us to “forget none of His benefits” and he lists many things to give thanks about. John wrote that if the things which Jesus did were written in detail, the world could not contain all the books that would be written. (Jn 21:25) For us to thank the Lord for all these wonders, we have to take some time to think, reflect, ponder, and consider the works that He has done. Part of our worship is coming to church prepared to give thanks to the Lord for all that He has done.

(1 Chr 16:8-12) “Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. {9} Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders…{12} Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,”

Father, we want to be a church that worships You and gives thanks to You. Help us take time to reflect on all that You have done. Help us remember and not to forget any of Your benefits. May we give thanks in everything. May we live with an attitude of thanksgiving at all times, not just at Thanksgiving. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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