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Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Calls to honor God are recorded hundreds of times in Scripture. Commentaries suggest that blessing God implies more than simple praise—it includes wholehearted affection and gratitude. One writes: “. . . the ruling power in the universe . . . is One who treats us like a loving father, a compassionate mother (see Isa 49:15). Such love demands our soul, our life, our all.”
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Resources quoted in this issue
GT, Cit. 6: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 3, Introduction to Hebrew Poetry, Job, Psalms, Introduction to Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes. Song of Songs. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
Cit. 8: Good News Translation in Today’s English Version—Second Edition, copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by permission.
Cit. 11: Buttrick, George Arthur, Nolan B. Harmon, et al., eds. The Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 12, James, Peter, John, Jude, Revelation, General Articles, Indexes. Nashville: Abingdon, 1951–57.
Cit. 13: Radmacher, Earl D., Ronald Barclay Allen, and H. Wayne House. The NKJV Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007; Eiselen, Frederick Carl., Edwin Lewis, and David G. Downey, eds. The Abingdon Bible Commentary. New York: Abingdon Press, 1929.
Cit. 17: Patzia, Arthur G. New International Biblical Commentary–Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1990.
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