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Summary: Always being thankful

“Be Ye Thankful”

Psalms 107:1-22 Pastor Jerry Stepp F.G.B.C.

Introduction:

We are living in a time and day in which people are ungrateful, or a age of ingratitude. Mankind, day by day is blessed by the hand of the Lord God Almighty, yet few take just a minute each day to say thanks. We are continually asking God for help, and to quick to take the praise of it when it happens. Our thanks should be ALWAYS to God.

~The Word thankful means….feeling or expressing thanks or to show or express

.…appreciation by saying thanks.

~In our text from Psalms 107 the writer is telling us HOW, WHY, and to WHOM our gratitude ought to be.

Vv. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of

the enemy;

Because we have been Redeemed

Vv.3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the

north, and from the south.

Because God has gathered us from all over the country to worship His Holy name.

Vv.4-7 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell

in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord

in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them

forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

Because God is our Director, or Portion, and our Guide.

Vv.8-9 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful

works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the

hungry soul with goodness.

Because of God’s Goodness Wonderful Works, and He filleth the Soul

Vv. 14-16 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their

bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for

his wonderful works to the children of men! For he hath broken the gates of

brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Because God is our Deliverer

Vv.19-22 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their

distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their

destructions. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his

wonderful works to the children of men! And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of

thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Because God has saved them.

I am Thankful, and this is why:

~That He carried my burdens in two nail scared hands.

~For Calvary, and the Love that he showed.

~For His life He gave for my life.

~My friends, family, home, and blessings of daily life.

~My old friends and habits that are gone.

~For my two homes, and my eternal home in Glory.

~The BARROWED tomb.

~The EMPTY tomb.

~The rejection by Israel.

~The acceptance of the Gentiles.

~Of your still small voice that speaks volumes to me.

~For the wind that blows and the grass that grows.

~For the Inspired Word of God.

~And for the Victory through the Blood.

To many times we make all we can, can all we can, and then we sit on our cans.

It is time to get off our cans and Praise the Lord!!!

Psalm 92:1 says…It is a Moral necessity to thank Him.

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

The word good here is a Hebrew word meaning “appropriate, right, and fitting”

Giving thanks is the right thing to do!

Psalms 95:1-11

¶ O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I swear in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

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