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A Daily Devotion for Friday, Nov. 20

1Chronicles 16:34-36

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, ”Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations,

that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise.”

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”

I love the last few words in verse 35: “that we may glory in your praise.” I am not sure I am reading this right, but it seems as if David is saying it is a privilege for us to be in a position to thank God for His blessings. Like Job, we need to recognize that merely knowing God is with us is enough to be thankful for. Praising and thanking God is in itself a gift to us. We “glory” in praising God.

Holy Lord, Thank you for being present in my life all the time, every moment. I am so grateful. Help me to live my life in a way that honors that gratitude and love for you. Amen

Becky, transforming

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