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Thank offerings!

Scripture reading for June 30th:  Psalms 112-116

Key Scriptures:  Psalm 116:15-17  “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.  O Lord, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have freed me from my chains.  I will sacrifice a thank offering to You and call on the Name of the Lord!”  

This psalm was written by someone who experience God answering prayer for from death or a desperate situation.  The psalmist realized that God alone showed mercy and kept him from acting rashly or without faith during the trial, which he almost did.  He vowed to offer a thank offering to God and to call on His Name.  Trials, when properly handled, drive us closer to God and bring new understanding of His ways.

Continually give thanks:  “Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  (1st Thessalonians 5:16-18)  ” . . . Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Ephesians 5:20)

 

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