Thank God for who He is

Scripture Notes on Psalm 7

“I will give to the Lord the thanks due to His righteousness.”  -Psalm 7:17

Do you only thank God for what He’s DONE, or for who He IS?

It is natural and right to thank God for the good He has done for us.  His actions on behalf of His people are worthy of our gratefulness.

Here, though, the Psalmist is not giving thanks to God for His action, but for His character.  David praises God not because of the righteous things God has done, but because He is, in Himself, inherently righteous.

Why is this such a source of thanksgiving for David?


We can rejoice over God’s actions for us in the past and feel fine for a moment, but when we thank God for the character of His righteousness, that’s where we find confidence that His goodness in the past wasn’t a fluke or a temporary thing.

It’s who He is.

May you get a fresh vision of God’s character today, and may that reminder of who He is bring you even greater assurance of His love for you.

-Pastor Phillip


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