November 7, 2019 by directorfsm
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! (KJV)
Alaben la misericordia de Jehová, Y sus maravillas para con los hijos de los hombres. (RVR 1960)
Today as always I get my inspiration from one of my daily scripture readings. This morning as I read the above verse it struck me, why is folks are so quick to complain (and use God’s name in vain) when things are not going well yet so reluctant to praise the Lord when things are going well. In all actuality we should (if we are true;y redeemed) be praising the Lord in the valley’s, the mountain tops and everywhere in between.
Instead of a my usual devotional I am recommending to you the book, Let Everybody Praise the Lord Psalm 107, by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. I am not sure if it is available in print any longer but CBD has a ebook version here is an excerpt:
The publisher notes that Dr. Jones expounds this wonderful psalm seeing a great choir, drawn from the four corners of the earth, united in praising God. Using the Psalmist’s vivid word-pictures he underlines the sheer grace of God who rescues sinners from the wilderness, frees them from prison, heals them from dreadful disease and saves them from a terrible storm. Throughout this superb exposition(co-published with Bryntirion Press) Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows the profound difference between false and true religion. True Christianity always, and inevitably, leads to grateful and heart-felt praising of God ‘for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men.