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Characteristics of God in the Psalms
It’s November, and I’m needing a bit of downtime from writing, so I thought I’d share some Psalms that focus on gratitude or thanksgiving. We’ll look at three over the next three weeks. Then we’ll do an advent series during the weeks of advent, and we’ll be back to Genesis in January! Can you believe the year is almost over?!?
Through the Characteristics of God study, we identified about 70 characteristics of God. These characteristics are shown throughout the Bible, but one of the best places to learn about the characteristics of God is in the Psalms. Occasionally, we will add a psalm to our list to keep us continually centered on God.
Here is the Characteristics of God table for you to print or look at as you read the psalm.
This week, we are looking at Psalm 95.
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
7 for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
Today, if only you would hear his voice,
8 “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,
as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,
9 where your ancestors tested me;
they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
10 For forty years I was angry with that generation;
I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray,
and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger,
‘They shall never enter my rest.’”
What characteristics did you identify? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!