Psalm 104 Thesis Statement Essay

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Themes for Psalm 104

Yahweh’s relationship to the natural world

Yahweh exercises his kingly rule over creation, not through mankind's dominance, but through his direct rule and intervention of his Spirit

God’s mighty acts in nature (“the earth is satisfied by the fruit of His work” — Psalm 104:13)

The Positive Outlook On Life – Psalm 104:34

How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24

Hymns
A. Hymns in General
Psalms 8; 19; 29; 33; 65; 67; 68; 96; 98; 100; 103; 104; 105; 111; 113; 114; 117; 135; 136; 139; 145-150.
Form
1. Introduction: A call to praise, sing, and rejoice to Yahweh in some form.
2. Body: The reasons why Yahweh should be praised
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But we believe that it is somewhere. Sheol was where *Jews believed that they went when they died. Most Christians believe that God’s people go to be with him in heaven (his home) when they die.
In verse 9, we read "never again will the waters cover the earth". Some Bible students think that this is about Noah's Flood, when waters covered the earth. They did cover the earth when they came from above the skies. They are not there any more, but in the rivers and seas. There will never be another flood as Noah’s Flood. This is good news when many people are afraid of "global warming". This means that the earth (a ball or globe) is getting hotter, so the ice will become water and flood (cover with water) the earth. The *psalmist said that this would not happen. He knew what God had told Noah in Genesis 9:11: "There will never be another flood to destroy the earth".

What Psalm 104: 10 - 23 means

The first part of the psalm tells us that God *created the earth and the sky. But he did not go away and leave it. The next part of the psalm, verses 10-23, tells us that he stayed with it. He still makes sure that everything happens as he wants it to. In other words, he takes care of everything. As Paul wrote, "By him everything continues to stay alive", (Colossians 1:17). Water comes out of the ground (springs) and goes into streams and rivers. These give water to wild animals and birds, verses 10-12. The donkeys in verse 11 are like small…