Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Psalm in 1 Chronicles?

I just discovered that once you get through all the lists of names in 1 Chronicles, and make it to chapter 16, you come across a beautiful psalm. Here's a section of it. I was especially inspired by the part that says, "Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!" This is good for me to hear because I'm usually too independent and preoccupied with myself. Sometimes I think the real reason I started this blog was so I could talk about myself whenever I wanted to! Anyway, this verse was a good reminder that I should seek the LORD's strength and his presence.

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgments he uttered, O offspring of Israel his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!

Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be held in awe above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.


Lindsay said...

Thank you for the reminder, and that is a beautiful psalm! I often find myself trying to do things on my own, when it would be ever so much better to seek the Lord and turn things over to Him!

Methuselah said...

A very beautiful psalm indeed.

The eloquence of David in those verses is also found in Psalms 105:1-15, 96 and Psalms 106:47-48, suggesting that David may have been the author of those Psalms, even though they are listed anonymously in Psalms.

Who knows, gives one something to ponder.

Puddleglum said...

Do you remember that tape Papa won at one of the March for Jesus events in Casper? The words to one of the songs are the first verse of that psalm. It's amazing how well we remember words when they're put to music.

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, everybody!

Puddleglum, I'd forgotten about that tape we have. I guess it's because if something isn't on CD, it might as well not exist! Anyway, you're right that it's great when Scripture is put to music.