Thursday, November 22, 2007
Come before His presence with thanksgiving
“Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving.” Psalm 95:2a
Everywhere God is present, but there is a peculiar presence of grace and glory into which men should never come without the profoundest reverence. We may make bold to come before the immediate presence of the Lord - for the voice of the Holy Ghost in this Psalm invites us, and when we do draw near to him we should remember his great goodness to us and cheerfully confess it. Our worship should have reference to the past as well as to the future; if we do not bless the Lord for what we have already received, how can we reasonably look for more? We are permitted to bring our petitions, and therefore we are in honour bound to bring our thanksgivings.
Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the US!
From the Treasury of David, exposition of Psalm 95.
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