What is behind our thanksgiving?

In this new sermon series we will talk about the answer to this question, as Scripture reminds us that we are called to enjoy His generosity.

Psalm 30 is life reflected. It’s raw. It’s direct. Here, David expresses his real feelings about life in general, but also about himself, with a particular aim toward his pride (vv. 6, 7).

David is not just venting, he is making a case. He invites his reader to look closely at his heart, to learn about his real condition because, later in the Psalm, he will tell us about God’s generosity. This generosity is expressed in the radical restoration God has worked in David’s heart.

 

You have turned for me my mourning into (V)dancing;
    you have loosed my sackcloth
    and clothed me with gladness,
that my (W)glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
    O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

Psalm 30:11-12

 

Never half-way, God has restored David’s heart so dramatically, that the only analogy is someone changing from mourning into dancing, someone changing clothes from sackcloth to not normal, daily clothing but to clothes fitting for a celebration!

 

Knowing our condition, knowing His character (His Beauty!), and knowing the riches of His work of restoration in us should be the foundation of our thanksgiving.

 

For us, now, this is the challenge:

  • How could our daily life sing praises to Him?
  • How can we be not silent?

 

Gracia & Paz

AlexV