Thanksgiving Service Psalm 92

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“It is good to give thanks to the Lord.”

The person who fails in his duty to give thanks to the God who is good, has become inexcusably indifferent.

Dead men don’t elicit responses in life.
We must give thanks to God because of His goodness towards us.
Psalm 119:68 (ESV)
You are good and do good;
Psalm 145:16 (ESV)
Psalm 145:16 ESV
You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
James 1:17 ESV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
If there is anything good that must happen to me or to you it is because it comes from the hand of God. If God is truly good, then anything that emanates or comes from God must be good, even if we don't recognize it.
There are somethings that are good for me and I still don’t do them.
1. I know that it is good for me to run on that tredmill 3 times a week.
2. I know that I should eat that green stuff on my plate, but instead I reach for the mac n cheese, or the something else that will eventually lead to high cholesterol and all sorts of bad stuff.
Just because God brings something in my life that doesn't suit my palate or I find difficult to manage does not mean that God is any less good.
Job 2:10 (NASB)
Shall we indeed accept good from God, and not adversity?”
Are we only to give thanks to God because of His benefits? What if they were to stop? Would God cease to be good simply because I do not receive or perceive any benefit from him? Would God be any less good or any less worthy of our thanks?
Does God become any less good just because the stupid, foolish, and wicked man of verse 6 does not know or comprehend the works of God?
Just as the sheep recognize the voice of the shepherd so we recognize the hand of God as it moves. It is the hand that feeds, and the hand that disciplines, but it is the hand of the one who is good.
No God is good even in the destruction of His enemies. WHY? Simply because HE IS GOOD.
We must give thanks to God be cause He is good inspite of us.
Our English word of God is derived for the word “good” it literally means “the good”.
“He is originally good, good of Himself, which nothing else is; for all creatures are good only by participation and communication by God. He is essentially good; not only good, but goodness itself: the creatures good is a superadded quality, in God it is His essence. He is infinitely good; the creature’s good is but a drop, but in God there is an infinite ocean or gathering together of good. He is eternally ad immutably good, for He cannot be less good than He is; as there can be no addition made to Him, so no subtraction from Him.” Thomas Manton
Mark 10:18 ESV
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
The goodness of God existed long before you or I were here to perceive it with our senses, long before Adam and Eve, the goodness of God will exist long after you and I are gone. We must remember that at any moment whether past present or future God IS good.
Over and over and over again the Psalmists declare the that God is good.
look at verse 15 the Lord is upright, He is righteous.
Psalm 145:9 ESV
The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
If we are to receive anything good it must come from God, that why the righteous man of verse 12 flourishes because he is planted in the house of the Lord, and flourishes in His courts.
Therefore all who fail to give thanks to the God who made them shall be guilty of neglecting their duty to give thanks. How much more shall we who have been given wonderful benefits as well be made derelicts of our duty to God.

Reverence (vs 1-4 )

I will give thanks to you Lord for ________. (nature)
You make me glad when you _________. (works)

Response (vs 5)

I have become like the fool when I failed to give you thanks for _________.

Requests (vs 12-15)

When we think about requests we think about resources, or relationships.
the horns of the Ox are a symbol of strength and power and confidence, the oil represents blessing poured out.
Verse 13 tells us that the one planted in the house of the Lord will flourish like a tree, rather than wither like the grass. It teaches us that the our source of strength and life and come from God.
Lord we ask you to cause ___________ to flourish as you ______________.
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