Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord?
Who can declare all His praise?
Blessed are those who keep justice,
And he who does righteousness at all times
Remember me, O Lord,
with the favor You have toward Your people.
Oh, visit me with Your salvation,
That I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones,
That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation,
That I may glory with Your inheritance.
Who can truly Praise The Lord?
1) Those Who Know God Through Faith in Jesus Christ
"His mercy endures forever" (verse1). Only when we've experienced the mercy and the grace of God can we utter His mighty acts. We've been saved by grace. This was God's greatest act - greater than bringing Israel out of Egypt and even greater than the creation of the universe.
2) Those Who Obey Him
"Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times!" (verse 3). If we are walking with The Lord and obeying Him, then we can praise Him and speak of His wondrous acts.
3) Those Who Call Upon The Lord.
"Remember me, O Lord, with the favor You have toward Your people. Oh visit me with Your salvation" (verse 4). People who pray are people who praise. People who pray for God's will in their lives are those who rejoice in His work.
"Whoever calls on the name of The Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21) - not only salvation but in all situation! That's why we can praise The Lord.
4) Those Who Trust His Promises.
"That I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, that I may glory with Your inheritance" (verse 5). God promised His people an inheritance in Canaan, and He gave it to them. We now have our inheritance in Jesus Christ. We are rich in Christ! We can draw our upon His inheritance to share His goodness and His blessings, and one day we will share in His glory.
PRAISE THE LORD! \0/\0/\0/