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Why Thank the Lord

Date Created: 11/22/2013

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(Psalm 107:1) O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

(Psalm 118:1) O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

1.        He is Good

A)    He is good when it is fashionable to be Bad

In order to impress others as being different, each generation degenerates yet a little farther, just to be different.  People have such a need to be different from others that they do terribly bat things.  I recently saw a photo of a person who had his lower lip pierced, inserting a large window in it so that you could see his teeth and gums.

B)    He is good when the world is becoming Evil.

(Psalm 40:12) For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

C)    He is good when we need something good in our life.

Nobody NEEDS bad things.  They WANT to do bad, for whatever reason.  When troubles and trials come, people want something good to happen for them.

ILLUSTRATION:

2.        He is Merciful

A)    He is Merciful when the Devil is NOT!

The Devil has no mercy at all.  Even though you get saved, he still keeps working on you.

B)    He is Merciful because we need MERCY!

We do wrong things and need forgiveness.  When we don’t have the funds to pay our debts, it is nice to know there is a place we can go for mercy.

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3.        He is Enduring

A)    He is Enduring because He is Stable.

He refers to Himself as a rock (Psalm 18:2) and a foundation (Psalm 40:2) upon which we can build our lives.  He is not a shifting sand of conformity with world opinion.

B)    He is Enduring because there is an Eternity (Isaiah 57:5).

(Revelation 21:6) And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

C)    He is Enduring because we will be forever.

(Jude 7) Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

(Jude 21) Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

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