Praise and thanksgiving

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Psalm 138

Chapter Summary

Praise and thanksgiving

Here, David is being true to his best self as “a man after God’s own heart.” He praises, and even when he is in trouble, as in v. 7, he trusts. Notice that in this instance, David admits in v. 6 that God still “knows” the haughty, even though they are far from Him. What are you thankful for?

Day 264

Dear God, You are the greatest, the best, the highest. If others can be moved by my praise, I vow that they shall hear it, and praise too, if they will.

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 138:3

Psalm 138


138 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.