As I read the verses about praising God I’m wondering if we only praise God through singing? It seems to me that our prayers more often are prayers of thanks, which I suppose may be a form of praise. But personally, I haven’t made a habit of praising God for things he’s done for me. I thank him for doing things for me and praise him for being who he is. Should we praise God for doing things for us? Can you give an example?
This psalm warns us not to trust governments or humans in general, but rather, to trust God. What are some ways we’re tempted to trust people other than God?
Songs from the Psalm
Brian identified another good theme in this psalm. It starts and ends by praising Yahweh (Hallelujah), noting in v10 that an eternal God deserves eternal praise. So here are some appropriate songs, although none quoting this particular psalm. Add your ideas by clicking on “comments” below.
- How Firm a Foundation
- O God, Our Help in Ages Past (v. 5)
- Faith of Our Fathers
- The God of Abraham Praise (GSII, at least) (v. 5)
- Some May Trust in Horses (it quotes directly from another OT passage, but it supports vv. 3-4)
More particularly, the psalm is about the longevity not just of God’s existence, but of of his relationship with his people.
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness
- Can You Count the Stars (GSII, GSR)
- I Know the Lord Will Find a Way for Me
- O How Kindly Hast Thou Led Me
- He Leadeth Me
- God Is So Good
- He’s So Good To Me
There are too many to list, but do you have a favorite “Praise” song?