Thanks Unto The Lord

Oh give thanks to the Lord , call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

1 Chronicles 16:8

The beginning of this Psalm is succinct and clear. Three commands are given and they applicable to every Christian in every age.

Christian, give thanks to the Lord. Thank Him for who He is and for what He has done. God has been so good to us. Thankfulness is the right response to God in all circumstances.

Believer, call upon the Lord’s name. Call upon Him in worship, praise, prayer, and service. God’s people cannot be silent about what the Lord has done. Crying out to the Almighty each and every day will move the Believer closer to the Savior.

Make known His deeds among the people is the final command in this verse. Make known what God has done amongst the Church, child of God. God’s people need to hear how the Lord is working in the lives His children. Do not be silent!

But, Christians also need to publish the good news of the gospel to those outside of the faith. The unbeliever is in dire straits and needs to know that sin can be forgiven, salvation is possible, and hope can be restored. Let us tell them, Believers, as witnessing to our salvation and what Christ can do for the repentant is our calling and delight.

God bless you all!

Tony French

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