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To Praise and Give Thanks to the Father in Heaven

Sunday, 31st March 2019

Ps Moses Kam

I. Praise the Father above the Heavens

“For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.” (Psalm 8:1-2)

From the Book of Psalm, we can see that King David experienced love from the Father in Heaven, and continued to give thanks to God. David’s life was up and down, but God did amazing work in his life, and he was able to experience the glorious life with God.

David was neglected by his own father when Prophet Samuel came to anoint him as the king, furthermore, his father-in-law, King Saul even wanted to kill him! David didn’t have much good experience from his fathers on this earth but he knew that he had a Father in Heaven, who loves him and is worthy to be praised.

David at his lowest point when he had no power, but he used his mouth to praise God and he was able to receive victory.

II. Give Thanks to the Mighty and Merciful Father  

1. Give Thanks to the Father in Heaven who Cares for me 

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? (Psalm 8:3-4)

Even though God is high above, but He cares for us. For some time David was very disappointed at himself. God gave him the destiny to defeat the Philistines, but when he had to run away from Saul, David ended up going to the Philistines and help them to fight.

But God was mindful of David, even at the time of his failures, God remembered him and still cared for him. We may feel abandoned, or feel like a failure, but God will always care for us and therefore we should always give praises to Him!

2. Give Thanks to the Father who gives me Honour 

You have made them a little lower than the angels (Or than God) and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. (Psalm 8:5-7)

When David was young, he knew he was going to be the king, but when he was being chased by King Saul, he was hiding in the caves and never thought about being the king. We all have our down times and sometimes we cannot believe that God will chose us. But if we continue to praise God like David did, one day we can see God change our situation around!

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:9)