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It is good to give thanks to the Lord! Psalm 92 reminds us that He is the one who is worthy of praise, steadfast in all his faithfulness.
In a world full of other voices, urging us to trust in ourselves, to sing our own praises, or to sing the praises of other humans who we recognize as fallen creatures, the Christian turns to sing praises to the Lord of all.
We may be tempted to praise ourselves and our accomplishments. But how much more worthwhile to praise the one who created, redeemed, and sustained the heavens and the earth? He is the one who knows all this intricate world inside and out, better than we have been able to discover in thousands of years of scientific investigation.
We might like to honor those who are consistent. It’s a great thing to see someone who can be relied upon, who is faithful with all he does. But those people, when lifted up as ultimate examples, will all fail us. It is only God who can live up to the claim of never failing his people.
Who will we praise, then? Yes, we give some praise, as it is due, to those around us, who we know as examples, who are able to accomplish great things and live consistent lives. And we want to imitate them. Yet more than all, we want to give praise, unbounded praise, to the Lord of all. He is the one worthy of imitation.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord.
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