“Lord my God, I will praise you forever.” (Ps. 30:12)

The psalmist David wrote the song of Psalm 30 for the dedication of the temple. It has some beautiful lines in it which make great teaching points. The verse quoted above is the conclusion of the song. When you read the psalm in its entirety you understand the closing line.   Here are a few of the gems of this psalm.

“His anger lasts only a moment but his favor lasts a lifetime.”

“Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

“You turned my wailing into dancing.”

Any of these three would be enough to occupy our minds with the gracious love and mercy of God and perhaps you will want to spend some time thinking about them. If so don’t forget to close that time with praise. What might be more interesting is to see if we could come up with a gem or two of our own. Three reasons we would want to say, “I will praise you forever.”

“He healed me when I was broken in my heart.”

“He forgave me when I was still lost in my sinful life.”

“He has blessed me with a wonderful wife and children.”

Those are a few right off my head. They should get you started. Oh, you don’t have to stop with three. Once you begin you may not be able to stop. God is good and his love is everlasting. He is worthy of our praise and we should let it pour continually from our heart.

Who am I that he should send his son to die on a cross so that I could live? I praise you my God forever and ever.

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