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God the Only Cause and Creator
I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
“Gratitude for one mercy refreshes the memory as to thousands of others,” writes a commentary. “One silver link in the chain draws up a long series of tender remembrances. Here is eternal work for us, for there can be no end to the showing forth of all his deeds of love.”
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. . . . When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.
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Resources cited in this issue
GT: Spurgeon, Charles H. The Treasury of David. 7 vols. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1882–86. Also available at biblestudytools.com/commentaries.
Cit. 7: Wilkins, Michael J. NIV Application Commentary: From Biblical Text . . . to Contemporary Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.
Cit. 8: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 2, Introduction to Narrative Literature, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
Cit. 11: Parrott, Boyd, Victoria Seevers. “Taking a Sling.” The BAS Library, August 26, 2022. https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/48/3/5.
Cit. 16: Goldingay, John. Isaiah for Everyone. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015.
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