God Deserves My Thanks and Praise
12 That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
· If [God] humbles us without destroying us, let us count it a great mercy, and give thanks.
· Anything is good for us that puts us to praying earnestly.
· What we want is mercy. Not a good thing do we deserve.
· It is not wicked to be very sad, to mourn and put on sackcloth. It is not sinful to shed tears and heave sighs. Jesus wept. His soul was sorrowful even unto death. There is a time to weep, and a time to mourn. “It becometh the child of God to weep when he is beaten, and to humble himself in the exercise of prayer and fasting.” (Dickson) One of the worst signs is to be scourged and refuse to be humbled.