In this Psalm the writer begins questioning Gods goodness, questioning Gods greatness, questioning Gods Sovereignty, but by the end of the Psalm having taken his thoughts captive and reminding himself of Gods deeds in the past, and His Sovereign rule over all creation, the Psalmist prays earnestly for the glory of God, this prayer serves as model for us and as we should pray in times of trouble.
Paul gives us three final exhortations to live lives in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ – for our joy and God’s glory.
God is a gracious and generous Giver. He does not need our gifts. He gives us the opportunity to share in the work of the gospel by giving financially – for our benefit and His glory.
Philippians 4:10 – 13
Paul gives us an example of how to find true and joyful contentment in all and every circumstance.
Philippians 4:8 – 9
Paul urges believers to use their minds rightly – to follow his example in setting his mind on Christ. Such thinking results in joyful communion with God, whatever the consequences.