“Remember God’s Wonders” ( 1 Chronicles 16: 8, NEB ) by Carley Evans


David ordains an offering of thanks to the Lord, saying: “Give the Lord thanks and invoke Him by Name, make His deeds known in the world around.”

We are to “remember the wonders He has wrought.” (1 Chronicles 16: 12) We are to “think upon all his wonders.” (1 Chronicles 16: 9) Memory of and meditation on the wonders of God are prerequisites to full thanksgiving, says David. With thanksgiving, honour God “with song and psalm” and “dance in His honour.” (1 Chronicles 16: 9; 30)

“Turn to the Lord, your strength, seek His presence always.” (1 Chronicles 16: 11) “Bow down to the Lord in the splendour of holiness.” (1 Chronicles 16: 29) “Ascribe to the Lord glory and might; ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His Name, bring a gift and come before Him.” (1 Chronicles 16: 28-29)

“And all the people say ‘Amen’ and ‘Praise the Lord.'” (1 Chronicles 16: 36)