I shall pay You my vows, Which my lips uttered And my mouth spoke when I was in distress. Psalm 66:13b-14 Gratitude does not forget the large mercies of deliverance. Henry Law, Exposition of Psalms, 1878
Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. Psalm 66:16 It is wise to select our hearers from those who know God when inward soul matters are our theme. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92
If I cherished sin in my heart, The Lord will not hear; But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me. Psalm 66:18-20 Cherish: to cling to fondly; to nurture; to embrace, defend, safeguard, entertain, cultivate, sustain.
God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah. That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations. Psalm 67:1-2 True thankfulness regards personal blessings in their bearing on others, and shrinks from selfish use of them. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher
The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us. Psalm 67:6 Adam and those around him would have been elevated by nature to the praise of God, and they would have made use of all created things with thanksgiving. Now we enjoy all this to overflowing, yet without understanding, like cattle or other beasts trampling the most beautiful blossoms and lilies underfoot. Luther's Tabletalk
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