We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. (Psalm 75:1 ESV)
The psalmist first offers thanksgiving to God because he says God’s “name is near.” What on earth could that mean? Well, think about what you know about God. Think about His attributes. Think about the names of God found in Scripture. Names like El Shaddai, the LORD ALMIGHTY; El Elyon, the MOST HIGH GOD; and Adonai, LORD and MASTER. When we think about these names it reminds us of who God is and reminds us of His power and glory. And as we remind ourselves about these things, we remind ourselves of the truth. And when we remind ourselves of true, fear starts to flee and God is honored.
The psalmist also tells God that “we recount your wondrous deeds.” This seems like a given, right? Every good thing comes from above, so we should spend a lot of time thanking God!
Today, let us remember who God is and experience the power of His name being near – and let us thank and worship Him for this. Today, let us recount His wondrous deeds and give Him thanks and praise for these!
Amen and amen.