A Heart that Praises
Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
The Heart that Praises:
- Exalts God (1-4)
- Invites other to see what God has done (5-7)
- Allows refining (10-12)
- Gives offerings and sacrifices (13-15)
- Invites others to hear what God has done (16-17)
- Confesses sin (18-19)
- Receives His love (20)
Journal: What truth is God teaching you through Psalm 66?
Pray more. Praise more.
Word Study Wednesday
There were not a lot of words in our Psalm that were not easily understood. I picked a few in verses 1-4 but was intrigued by and hadn’t really noticed the word selah. I love where the psalmist placed it. After the shouting and singing to our Great and Awesome God we are to pause and think about the shouting and singing of our Great and Awesome God. So let’s do that…
Make a joyful noise [raise a shout, give a blast – 7321 rua(roo-ah’) ] unto God [430 – Elo-heem] – all the earth;
Sing [make music unto God -2167 zawmar(zaw-mar’)] forth the honor and glory of His name; make His praise glorious!
Say to God, How awesome and fearfully glorious are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power shall Your enemies submit themselves to You
All the earth shall bow down to You and sing to You; they shall praise Your name in song.
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Journal: Tell God something that you are thankful for.
I am thankful God’s grace helps me pursue holiness.
Faith Stretching/Strengthening Friday
Journal: How is God stretching/strengthening your faith?
God has shown me once again the more I give the more I receive.