A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath day.
1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
2 To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night,
3 On an instrument of ten strings, on the lute, and on the harp, with harmonious sound.
4 For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
5 O LORD, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.
6 A senseless man does not know, nor does a fool understand this.
7 When the wicked spring up like grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish, it is that they may be destroyed forever.
8 But You, LORD, are on high forevermore.
9 For behold, Your enemies, O LORD, for behold, Your enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
11 My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies; my ears hear my desire on the wicked who rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing,
15 To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
“A song for the Sabbath.” Here we have been given a delightful rejoicing psalm written specifically for the day that was to be set aside for rest. For God knew that a person can only go so long without a day of rest before the accumulated stress would begin to break them, and what better way is there to relieve stress, than to spend time praising and thanking God for all He has done and will do. In fact you should make time every day to do this not just once a week, but once a week make it a whole day of resting and relaxing and basking in the presence of God and the company of your fellow believers. Take time to share what He has done for you, not boastingly as to present that you are somehow better, but to be an encouragement to others of how if God did it for you, then He can do it for them just as easily. Like Paul taught, never boast about yourself, but always boast about God. However you choose to do it, don’t let a week go by without taking a day to praise God, because it IS good to give thanks to the LORD.