Saturday Pslam 9b

I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.  When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.  For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.  Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetualend: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.  But the LORD shall endure forever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.  And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.  The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 9:1-10

In this Psalm, the Psalmist tells us that he is going to be glad and rejoice in the Lord.  He is going to sing praises to His name.

That is what many of the Psalms are about – being glad, rejoicing in the Lord, and singing praises to Him.  Those are three components of praising the Lord.  First, we need to make a conscious decision to be glad.  Happiness is a decision, not a “feeling.”  Second, we need to understand that our happiness and gladness is possible only because of the Lord.  That will cause us to rejoice in Him.  And, we need to let that rejoicing out by singing praises to Him.

How are we doing?

3 responses to this post.

  1. Sometimes rejoicing is an act of the will a discipline we engage in by faith. I have faith follows facts and feelings follow faith. The fact is our God is a good God and He is working for our blessing.

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  2. That should say I have learned faith follows.

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  3. Very true – I like “faith follows fact and feelings follow faith.” I will have to remember that. Sometimes our rejoicing is definitely by faith – it is good that we can have confidence and faith in the Word of the Lord!

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