The 'I Wills' of the Psalms

In the 1860s, Philip Bennett Power wrote a book about the "I wills" of the Psalms. If you look through your Bible or do a search in your Bible program for "I will," you'll find more than 140 times this combination is used.

Going through these verses, written by David, the man after God's own heart, it's an incredibly convicting experience. When put in perspective like this, they give a very practical picture of exactly what God expects from us.

Here are just a few that really spoke to my heart.

I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness ... (Psalm 7:17)

I will be glad and rejoice in thee ... (Psalm 9:2)

I will sing unto the LORD ... (Psalm 13:6)

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. (Psalm 18:1)

I will give thee thanks in the great congregation ... (Psalm 35:18)

... I will call upon God ... (Psalm 55:16)

... I will trust in thee. (Psalm 56:3)

It's also fascinating how many of these are repeated, and anything repeated in the Scriptures is incredibly important in God's eyes.

Do a search of your own, looking for the "I wills" of the Psalms, and let me know which ones are your favorites.

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