Psalms 86:12

12 From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord; I've never kept secret what you're up to.

Psalms 86:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:12

I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart
And under that consideration, that he was his God, and which itself is sufficient matter of praise; this makes him amiable, and such he is, love itself: this is a blessing of pure grace, and is the foundation of all other blessings, and continues for ever: this work of praise, which is no other than ascribing glory to God, and giving thanks unto him for mercies received, the psalmist determines to do with his whole heart, which is to be engaged in every spiritual service; even all of it, all that is within it, every power and faculty of the soul, ( Psalms 103:1 ) , which is expressive not of perfection, but sincerity:

and I will glorify thy name for evermore;
by celebrating the perfections of his nature, by giving him the glory of the works of his hands, by praising him for all favours, by devoting himself unto him, and by doing all things for his glory, and that for ever, in time as long as he lived, and to all eternity.

Psalms 86:12 In-Context

10 parading your greatness, And the great things you do - God, you're the one, there's no one but you!
11 Train me, God, to walk straight; then I'll follow your true path. Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I'll worship in joyful fear.
12 From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord; I've never kept secret what you're up to.
13 You've always been great toward me - what love! You snatched me from the brink of disaster!
14 God, these bullies have reared their heads! A gang of thugs is after me - and they don't care a thing about you.
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