Giving Thanks: A Good Thing

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High: To shew forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.”  Psalm 92:1 (KJV)

Why  is it good to give thanks unto the LORD?  Who else should we thank?  Is there any other who is worthy of daily thanksgiving?  I agree that we ought to be thankful to anyone and everyone who aids us in going through life.  We ought to thank our wives everyday for their love and support, and the encouragement they give us, for keeping us fed and clothed.  I say fed and clothed because my wife buys most of my clothing, and groceries.

Most of all we ought to be thankful to our Creator.  He is worthy of thanksgiving.  It is a good thing; it is even a grand thing to give thanks to the LORD.

Thank Him for His daily mercies.  Thank Him for His grace.  Thank Him for the air we breathe.  Thank Him that we awake every morning, and can arise to go to our work; or that we can even open our eyes.  We have much to thank Him for.

“Sing praises unto” Him.  He is also worthy of all our praise.  Praise Him because He is God.  Praise Him simply because He is God.  Praise Him for His salvation.  Praise Him for the work He is doing daily in your personal life; and in the world.  He is you know.  If you cannot see it; it may be because you do not have the eyes to see.

Praise Him for His Son Jesus.  He is your Saviour.  He is the Son of God, and God the Son.  Praise Him, because He died for you and me.  Praise Him because He was buried.  Praise Him because He rose again from the grave.  Praise Him because He prayed for you (John 17).  He is still interceding for you and me.

Be thankful and praise the LORD because it glorifies Him, it helps you feel better, and it is a witness to those around you.