Speaking of giving praise

December 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

Rejoice, O people of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem!
Look, your king is coming to you.
He is righteous and victorious, yet He is humble,
riding on a donkey–riding on a donkey’s colt.

Zechariah 9:9

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“…the sweetest and the loudest note in our songs of praise
should be of redeeming love.
God’s redeeming acts towards His chosen
are forever the favorite themes of their praise.
If we know what redemption means,
let us not withhold our sonnets of thanksgiving.

We have been redeemed from the power of our corruptions,
uplifted from the depth of sin in which we were naturally plunged.
We have been led to the cross of Christ–
our shackles of guilt have been broken off;
we are no longer slaves, but children of the living God…”
Charles Spurgeon

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I will tell about Your justice,
and all day long proclaim Your salvation,
though I cannot fathom its full extent.
I will come and tell about the mighty acts of the sovereign Lord.
I will proclaim Your justice – Yours alone.
O God, You have taught me since I was young,
and I am still declaring Your amazing deeds.

Psalm 71:15-17

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Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
let those who love Your salvation say for ever,
“Great is the LORD!”

Psalm 70:4

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