TOPIC: Wholehearted thanksgiving
Opening Prayer: Open my eyes O Lord that I might behold wondrous things from your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Psalm 138:1-8
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit? • Is there any command for me to obey?
There is nothing half-hearted about David’s thanksgiving here. He is determined to give thanks to God with all his heart, and not only before men but before whatever other gods they choose to worship (v.1)! His reasons are significant, because they apply to us today as well. They include God’s steadfast love and faithfulness (v.2), God’s answer to his prayers (v.3). See others in vs.6-8. We read something very significant about how God honours both His name and His word in v.2. If God Himself has such an exulted view of both, what should be our attitude to them? God’s purpose for Israel was that through them all the nations of the earth would be blessed; and v.4 speaks of all the kings of the earth giving thanks to God. Our own calling is to take the good news of Jesus to all nations. This is surely His purpose, which He would very much love to fulfil and to make perfect in each one of us, (v.8).
• Thought: The third commandment is about not taking God’s name in vain. In what ways do we break this commandment today?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• God, I thank you because you will fulfil your purpose for me because your love endures forever. • Pray for an understanding of God,s priorities for these times.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
• Ex. 19-20; 1 Thess. 5
Scripture Union Daily Guide 24th February 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.