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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday: Give Thanks! - Part 2

Psalms 100:4 -“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

Last week we started breaking down this verse and using it to remind us of some things we should be thankful for. 
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving…
-The church
-Religious freedom
-The Gospel

The next part of the verse says “…and into his courts with praise…” This could still be referring to the temple or the church, but I believe it is also referring to anytime we are in the presence of God.  We should enter into His presence with praise.  I read somewhere that there are approximately 250 commands/statements in the Bible for us to praise the Lord.  We should praise Him for His goodness.  We should praise Him for His mercy.  We should praise Him for His love towards us.  We should praise Him for who He is.  We should strive to continuously praise the Lord.

In Psalms 34:1, David says “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

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