The Lord Gives Us the Words We Need
by Jennifer Jerrome
God wants us to put our faith into action. Today’s passage offers a list of action words for expressing that faith.
· Give Thanks
· Cry Out
One that stands out is ascribe, which is repeated three times in verses 28-29. Ascribe means to attribute or assign. In other words, to give God credit for all the glorious things He has done.
Often, I find myself focusing more on what God can do for me and missing opportunities to thank Him for everything he has done. He established heaven and earth, pretty big accomplishments. He alone deserves praise.
“Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise. 'Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.'" (1Chronicles16:35-36)
Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”
So, thank you Father! Thank you for your goodness and your enduring love. Praising you is an expression of my faith. What a privilege it is to worship you!