Friday, November 28, 2014

A Psalm for Giving Grateful Praise

OK, so I know I'm late getting a Thanksgiving post up. We were too busy with family and food to get on the computer.

I'm just going to keep this very simple. I opened our dinner prayer by reading Psalm 100 (NIV). It's short and sums up the spirit of Thanksgiving quite nicely, I think:
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
    2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
    It is he who made us, and not we ourselves;*
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.
My apologies for my tardiness, and I hope everyone had a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving.

Stay safe.

* - For the third verse, I used the New International Version's alternate text, "and not we ourselves" instead of the "normal" version, which says, "and we are his". It's well established throughout Scripture that we belong to the Lord, but the context of this line is that we were crafted by the Lord — we did not make ourselves — and since the very next phrase says (again) "we are his people", I find the "normal" verbiage somewhat redundant. YMMV.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

    I'm of the opinion that everyday should be Thanksgiving.

    1. Absolutely agreed! Actually, that was part of my prayer, too; that we should be thankful every day, not just on Thanksgiving Day.

      Psalm 100 was just the opener. :)