This morning I was struck with the wording of Ps. 9:2-3 which says, “I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.”
The meaning of these verses could be stated by, “I will give thanks to you, LORD with my whole and complete heart. I will lay out all the details of the marvelous works that you have done. I will be glad and exceedingly joyful in you. I will sing a song of gratitude to your name (with or without a stringed instrument), Highest or most lofty One!”
The expanded description of this passage highlights so many things that I should be doing because of God’s goodness to me. I need to be more thankful for his work in my life. I need to lay out the details of his goodness so I remember them and this will help me find my joy in God. I need to take the time to verbally express my gratitude to God because he is amazing!
Father, thank you for your overwhelming goodness toward me. May I take the time to recount the details of that goodness because it will cause me to be thankful with my whole heart. I can find true and lasting joy in my relationship with you alone.
Following Jesus with you,