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Pastor's Corner: Oh that men would praise the Lord

Four times in Psalms 107 we are urged to praise the Lord. Verses 8, 15, 21 and verse 31 tells us to “praise him for his goodness and for his works." Psalms 52:1 says, “The goodness of God endureth continually." Psalms 119:68 says, “Thou art good and doest good." The song says, “All my life you have been faithful, and all my life you have been so, so good. With every breath that I am able, I will sing of the goodness of God."

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness. He satisfies our longing soul and fills our soul with goodness. I praise God for his providential goodness. We see his providential goodness in our lives as all things seem to work out for the good. Joseph told his brothers, “you thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good.” The Lord is good.

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness. I praise him for his works. Psalm 107:16 says, “God has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron in sunder.” God once delivered Israel from Egypt’s bondage and years later brought them out of the Babylonian captivity. I will praise the Lord because he has liberated my soul from the prison of sin. The Lord is good.

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness. Psalm 107:22 says, “Declare his works with rejoicing.” I praise him and I rejoice in him for what he has done in my life. I will testify to all that God can save to the uttermost. He has taken away from me a life that was filled with gloom and despair, and he has replaced it with a life of joy, peace, happiness, and contentment. The Christian life is the greatest life there is.

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness. Psalm 107:32 says, "Exalt and praise him among the people." May our services be filled with his presence. May we lift up holy hands unto Him and thank Him for his goodness. Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness.

 

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