April 20, 2017: SOAP #2695: 1Samuel 23; Psalm 31,54; Matthew 7 Scripture: Psalm (NIV) 54:6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O LORD, for it is good. Observation: As I read the passage above, I wondered to what the Psalmist was referring as good. Was it God's name? [...]

April 20, 2017: SOAP #2695: 1Samuel 23; Psalm 31,54; Matthew 7

Scripture: Psalm (NIV) 54:6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O LORD, for it is good.

Observation: As I read the passage above, I wondered to what the Psalmist was referring as good. Was it God's name? Or was it the act of praise? Indeed, both are 'good.'

His name is 'good.' The name of Jesus is the name above all names. A name with such meaning should not be spoken thoughtlessly.

Application: And it is 'good' to praise His name. Speaking His promises and His actions is good for Him because it brings honor to Him. It is also good for me because it lifts my thoughts to the One who is above all my struggles. It lifts my thoughts to the One who is always with me. Without question, it is 'good' for me!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, it is good for me to ponder how good you are! You are good, and everything you do is good! What you are doing in my life is good. It is good for me to praise you! Amen

Pastor Leon
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