SERIES: Praying the Psalms

TEXT: Psalms 136

MESSAGE: “Why Be Thankful”

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TEXT: Psalms 136

As we look through today’s text, we see that God is always worthy of our thankfulness, regardless of circumstances.

Question for today:  How can I be thankful to God in all circumstances?

  • God is Always Worthy of our Thankfulness because of Who He Is.

Psalm 136:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.

  • Thankfulness Recognizes what God Does.

Psalm 136:4-9

to him who alone does great wonders,

His love endures forever.

who by his understanding made the heavens,

His love endures forever.

who spread out the earth upon the waters,

His love endures forever.

who made the great lights—

His love endures forever.

the sun to govern the day,

His love endures forever.

the moon and stars to govern the night;

His love endures forever.

  • Thankfulness put ourselves into God’s Story

Psalm 136:10-22

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt

His love endures forever.

11 and brought Israel out from among them

His love endures forever.

12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;

His love endures forever.

13 to him who divided the Red Sea w asunder

His love endures forever.

14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,

His love endures forever.

15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;

His love endures forever.

16 to him who led his people through the wilderness;

His love endures forever.

17 to him who struck down great kings,

His love endures forever.

18 and killed mighty kings—

His love endures forever.

19 Sihon king of the Amorites

His love endures forever.

20 and Og king of Bashan—

His love endures forever.

21 and gave their land as an inheritance,

His love endures forever.

22 an inheritance to his servant Israel.

His love endures forever.

Psalms 136:23-26

23 He remembered us in our low estate

His love endures forever.

24 and freed us from our enemies.

His love endures forever.

25 He gives food to every creature.

His love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.

His love endures forever.

TAKEAWAYS: What can we apply to our lives?

  • Pursue God’s heart, and allow thankfulness to come.
  • Be thankful today regardless of your circumstances.
  • Live Your Life as a Part of God’s Story