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>Psalm 105:1-11

In Psalms, Theology on August 29, 2007 by mstevensrev

>105:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;make known his deeds among the peoples!2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;tell of all his wondrous works!
3 Glory in his holy name;let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
4 Seek the Lord and his strength;seek his presence continually!
5 Remember the wondrous works that he has done,his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
6 O offspring of Abraham, his servant,children of Jacob, his chosen ones!
7 He is the Lord our God;his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He remembers his covenant forever,the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant that he made with Abraham,his sworn promise to Isaac,
10 which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaanas your portion for an inheritance.”

As white Christians, at least American Reformed types that I happen to be, we don’t yell enough. I’m not talking about having to put on a show in worship with lots of hocus pocus, but rather really getting dirt under our nails when we encounter God in our personal life. I can count on the one hand the number of times God and I have had a shouting match. Yet we are told to call to God, and call to others about him.

Glory is another one of those wonderful and powerful words…should be a word of the day. It is heavy and wonderful. I can’t help but think of the campfire scene in the movie, Glory, while chills run over me. It is goodness combined with strength that takes your breath away not in a light surprised way, but in a deep way knocking the wind out of you.

This Psalm is again calling to remember the story. Why? over and over again? Because we forget. I’ll walk out of my house and forget. So remember. God has made promises to those he loves, listen to those promises, hope in those promises, be amazed by the glory of those promises.

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