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REMEMBER TO THANK GOD

Text: Psalm 106:1-5


Rev. Rodel C. Catuy Psalm 106
106:1, 47-48 pp;1Ch 16:34-36
Ps 106:1

Praise the LORD.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Ps 106:2 ho !an "ro!lai# the #ight$ a!ts of the LORD or full$ de!lare his "raise% Ps 106:& 'lessed are the$ (ho #aintain )usti!e, (ho !onstantl$ do (hat is right. Ps 106:* Re#e#+er #e, O LORD, (hen $ou sho( favor to $our "eo"le, !o#e to #$ aid (hen $ou save the#, Ps 106:, that - #a$ en)o$ the "ros"erit$ of $our !hosen ones, that - #a$ share in the )o$ of $our nation and )oin $our inheritan!e in giving "raise.

I. LETS REMEMBER TO THANK GOD BECAUSE HE IS GOOD (v. 1a)


Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good . /v. 10 1an $ou re!all ho( #an$ ti#es God have +een good in $our life% 2ou !an !ount $our +lessings3 'ut like the sand, it4s al#ost !ountless. Cf. > Psalm 34:8; John 10:10

II. LETS REMEMBER TO THANK GOD FOR HIS ETERNAL LOVE (v. 1b, 4b)
his love endures forever. /v. 1+0

5he stor$ of this (orld, the stor$ of our life and the #essage of the 'i+le hinges in one great a!t of God. 6is love. 6is eternal love (hi!h en!o#"asses ever$thing good in this (orld. 5he good ne(s (hi!h gives us reason to thank 6i# for is and (as. 6is o+)e!t of love is 6is "eo"le, 6e saves us through 6is 7on 8esus 1hrist. 5his love is eternal /8ohn &:16; Ro#ans ,:90. Our res"onse% 5hank 6i# forever3
O my God, I will give You thanks forever. Psalm 30:12
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II. LETS REMEMBER TO THANK GOD FOR HE REMEMBER US WITH HIS FAVOR (v. 4 !a) "# $ %&a'( )*+!,,
Ps 106:*

Re#e#+er #e, O LORD, (hen $ou sho( favor to $our "eo"le /v. *a0

For His anger lasts only a moment but His favor lasts for a lifetime (Ps. 3 !"a# O $ord w%en &ou favored me, &ou made my mountain stand firm (Ps. 3 !'a#.

What are Gods favor according to the Psalmist?


1.

God gave us favor of salvation (v. 4b)


!o#e to #$ aid (hen $ou save the#,

2.

God gave us favor of ros erit! (v. "a)


that - #a$ en)o$ the "ros"erit$ of $our !hosen ones,

3. God gave us favor of #o! (v. "b) cf. $ Ps. %0&11 that - #a$ en)o$ the "ros"erit$ of $our !hosen ones,

During a stor#$ night in 1960, t(o vessels, one a freighter and the other a "assenger shi", !ollided on Lake :i!higan. 5he latter shi", !alled the Lady Elgin, !arried several hundred "assengers. hen the shi" sank, the "eo"le )u#"ed into the (ater, !linging to (hatever !a#e their (a$ ; life+oats, floating ti#+ers, even the large +ass dru# fro# the shi"4s or!hestra. <s the survivors struggled to(ard the -llinois shore, "eo"le fro# the land (aded out into the (ater to e=tend a hel"ing hand. Parti!i"ating in the res!ue #ission (as a universit$ student +$ the na#e of >d(ard 7"en!er, an e="ert s(i##er. During the earl$ #orning hours and through the da$, $oung 7"en!er su!!eeded in res!uing 1? "ersons fro# a (ater$ grave. 'ut so great (as the strain that he lost his health and s"ent the rest of his life in a (heel!hair. -n later $ears, this hero@for@a@da$ (as asked (hat he re#e#+ered #ost a+out that tragi! da$. 6e re"lied, A I recall he fac ha not one of the 17 rescued persons thanked me for savin their !ives .! 8esus 1hrist sa!rifi!ed 6is life to res!ue us fro# sin and death. 6ave (e thanked 6i#% -s our thanksgi"ing +$ (ords a!!o#"anied +$ thanksli"ing% <nd do (e live our thanks +$ giving ourselves for others% /the 10 le"ers: 8esus asked. (here are the others%0
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'()'*+,-()& (vv. ./%0 "b) 1uestion&


Ps 106:2

ho !an "ro!lai# the #ight$ a!ts of the LORD or full$ de!lare his "raise%

2ns3er&
. and )oin $our inheritan!e in giving "raise. /Psal# 106:,+0

lication& (v. .)
'lessed are the$ (ho #aintain )usti!e, (ho !onstantl$ do (hat is right. 1. 4aintain #ustice 2. 5o 3hat is right.

Ps 106:&

4icah 6&6 $
7e has sho3ed !ou0 o man 3hat is good. 2nd 3hat does the *ord re8uire of !ou? 9o act #ustl! and to love merc! 2nd to 3al: humbl! 3ith !our God.

Peo"le of God, let4s hear fro# 10 "eo"le of our !hur!h (ho have +een +lessed +$ God and !hoose to res"ond and re#e#+er to thank God .

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