Thanksgiving

A Psalm of Thanksgiving And Praise - Psalms 21:1 – 21:13 (commentary)

This psalm is essentially a psalm of thanksgiving and praise after the battle is over and the noise of strife and the drums of war are stilled (vv. 1-6). It is offered to God, by the people on behalf of their king. The dust of conflict has settled and the foe has vanquished. It i …

What is a Definition For Thanksgiving? - Psalms 100:1 – 100:5 (commentary)

This psalm is prophetic and anticipates the day when Jesus will reign. The setting is millennial, the place is Jerusalem, the scene is the temple, and the occasion is the coronation of Jesus as priest-king of the earth. The text of this Psalm was thought to be the beginning hymn …

His Mercy Endures Forever - Psalms 136:13 – 136:26 (commentary)

When Pharaoh, in a final fit of fury, hardened his heart for the last time and harnessed his chariots of war to pursue Israel, the mighty arm of God was outstretched to bar his way (vv. 13-15). The Skekinah glory cloud came and stood between Israel and Egypt’s army. Then followed …

David’s Song of Thanksgiving - I Chronicles 16:7 – 16:22 (commentary)

This passage is an extensive quotation of the first l5 verses of Psalm l05 (vv. 7-22). Four elements of thanksgiving are found in this song: 1. Remembering …

Celebration of The Feast of Tabernacles - Leviticus 23:33 – 23:44 (commentary)

Israel as a nation has not only been a scattered people and a sinful people, but they have been a suffering people. However, one day their suffering will be turned into joy. Like our Thanksgiving day in the United States the “Feast of Tabernacles” was a time of feasting …

David’s Plea With The Lord For Mercy - Psalms 40:11 – 40:17 (commentary)

The tone of the Psalm changes dramatically to that of urgent prayer (vv. 11-12). David is no longer thinking about the past, but of the present troubles, he is facing. Facing trouble was certainly nothing new for him. He faces it as a fugitive from Saul and he faced it as a fugit …