I will thank the Lord with all my heart
as I meet with his godly people.
2 How amazing are the deeds of the Lord!
All who delight in him should ponder them.
3 Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty.
His righteousness never fails. NLT
Read all of verse 1. Does this reflect how you normally act or feel when you are with other people who follow God? Why or why not?
What qualities of "godly people" would make the writer of this psalm be thankful in verse 1?
Read verses 2-3. Do you delight in God? What does someone who delights in God do? How does your life reflect these two verses?
How might taking time to do this help you accomplish the attitude of verse 1 in your life?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
Go back to verse 1 again. Choose to use this verse as the filter for your life in the next 24 hours. What sorts of things could you do to show thankfulness for other followers of God?
::::: EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::
Go back to verses 2-3 again. Take some time to delight in the Lord by pondering what God has done (in your life and in the world around you).
*Extra Note: As with several other psalms, this psalm is an acrostic poem in Hebrew. Each line begins with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet. What does that show you about the intentionality and effort that is behind this psalm?