Psalm118-1

 

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever. NLT

 

Stop everything else in the activities of your mind and heart for a moment so that you can focus on the goodness of the Lord.

 

Brainstorm. From what you know about God, why might the writer of this psalm have concluded that the Lord is good? In the space below, try to come up with at least twelve reasons:

 

 

::::: DIGGING DEEPER :::::

In Mark 10:17-18, what is the irony behind Jesus’ question to the “rich young ruler”? What is Jesus trying to help the man understand?

 

Because the Lord is good, the writer of this psalm then proclaims that we should give thanks to the Lord. Think about the ordinary situations of your own life– How do you normally give thanks (either to others or to the Lord)? In your opinion, would those be sufficient ways to give thanks to God? Why or why not?

 

::::: EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::

What other ways could you show gratitude to the Lord in the next 24 hours?

 

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