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12 - Give Thanks

Psalm 37
A Psalm of David.
1 Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

We have been considering what it means to obey the command in verse 3, to trustin the Lord and do good.

First, we discovered that to do good means that I bless the evildoer, so that Ican be a true blessing to those I love.

The second meaning of "DO GOOD" is that I can pray this part of the Lord's prayer: Matt 6:13And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Thirdly, to do good means to adopt an attitude of gratitude. In other words,
I do what Isaiah 61: 1 - 3 commands:
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me,
Because the LORD has anointed Me ....
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give themThe garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."

I choose to throw off the spirit of heaviness, which is a burden that frettingcasts on me. And instead I choose to put on the garment of praise, which is theattitude of gratitude towards my Father in heaven.
This attitude is the pipelinethrough which God makes available to me His joy, which is to be my strength totake me successfully through this situation.

Eagles RISE UP and give thanks.

Father, thank You for the privilege of casting away the burden of heaviness which comes from fretting.
Thank You for the privilege of putting on Your garment of praise, which is my attitude of gratitude.
Thank You for making available to me today Your joy, to be my strength to take mesuccessfully through this situation,
in Jesus' name I pray,

See you tomorrow,
God willing,   so we can continue getting wise together!
Meanwhile, have a great day walking with the Lord!