Thought: Psalmist frequently use words interchangeably and even on top of one another, such as this verse in Ps. 35:18, there are two sides of adoration: thanksgiving and praise. The usual distinction between these two experiences is, in thanksgiving we give glory to God for what he has done for us, in praise we give glory to God for who he is in himself. The distinction is clear and acceptable, but we much not make too much of it. In experience the two weave themselves in and out of one another and become part of an organic whole. We praise God at the same time also give thanks to Him.
Prayer Lord, we praise you for you are the Lord of host, we give thanks to you for all your goodness to every one of us.
By: Rev. Eddie Chu