“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Psalm 105, “O Give Thanks Unto THE LORD”

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“Open My Heart,” Yolanda Adams

Psalm 105, A Psalm of Praise (compare Psalm 113), focuses on the positive experiences of Israel in their early history.  Contrast Psalm 106, which reviews the same period of history but with an emphasis on the faithlessness of the people.  This Poem Celebrates GOD’S FAITHFULNESS TO HIS COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM IN THE LIVES OF HIS PEOPLE.  The People Needed To Remember To Be FAITHFUL TO GOD, WHO HAD NEVER FORGOTTEN TO BE FAITHFUL TO THEM.  Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary.  

“O Give Thanks Unto THE LORD,” Psalm 105:1) O Give Thanks Unto THE LORD, Call Upon HIS NAME:  Make Known HIS DEEDS Among The People.  Isaiah 12:4.  2) Sing Unto HIM, Sing Psalms Unto HIM:  Talk Ye Of All HIS WONDROUS WORKS.  3) Glory Ye In HIS HOLY NAME:  Let The Heart Of Them Rejoice That SEEK THE LORD.  4) SEEK THE LORD, AND HIS STRENGTH:  SEEK HIS FACE EVER MORE.  5) REMEMBER HIS MARVELLOUS WORKS THAT HE HATH DONE; HIS WONDERS, AND THE JUDGMENTS OF HIS MOUTH;  Deuteronomy 8:2.  6) O ye seed of Abraham HIS Servant, ye children of Jacob HIS Chosen.  7) HE IS THE LORD Our GOD:  HIS JUDGMENTS ARE IN ALL THE EARTH.  Isaiah 26:9.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1-6, The psalmist calls to memory what GOD DID FOR HIS PEOPLE IN FULFILLMENT Of THE COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM.  Remember is the Key Word of the Psalm:  The psalmist wanted to remind GOD’S People Of HIS GOODNESS.   v7, 8, The psalmist assured his audience that even if they did not remember, GOD DOES REMEMBER.  HE REMEMBERS:  The Words Of The Original Promise To Abraham Set Out THE LORD’S Obligation In Strong Terms (Genesis 12:1-3).  These ideas are reinforced by the Dramatic Encounter With Abraham In Genesis 15.  In the Story of the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22, THE LORD UNDERTAKES AN IRREVOCABLE OATH OF OBLIGATION (Genesis 22:16-18).

Quest Study Bible – v1, “Why was history important?”  GOD Reminded The People Of HIS MIRACLES Interwoven Throughout Their History—How HE HAD DELIVERED THEM FROM THEIR ENEMIES AND CARED FOR THEM IN TIMES OF NEED.  HE HAD RESCUED THEM From Egyptian Bondage And Given The Entire Nation A New Birth.  Using History Was A Means To Call Israel Back To Its Roots, WARNING THE PEOPLE OF JUDGMENT AND EXHORTING THEM TO REPENT.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-7, Our Devotion Is Here Stirred Up, that we may stir up ourselves to PRAISE GOD.  SEEK HIS STRENGTH, THAT IS, HIS GRACE; THE STRENGTH OF HIS SPIRIT To Work In Us That Which Is Good, Which We Cannot Do But By STRENGTH DERIVED FROM HIM, For Which HE WILL BE SOUGHT (OR, MUST BE SOUGHT).  SEEK TO HAVE HIS FAVOR TO ETERNITY, Therefore Continue SEEKING IT, While Living In This World, For HE WILL Not Only Be Found, But HE WILL REWARD THOSE THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.     

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