From the first we’re told to meditate on the Lord’s law.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (Psalms 1:1-2 KJV)
Not on His promises, not on what He can do for us, but meditate on what He expects from us. Give Him what is due.
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. (Psalms 96:8 KJV)
Come to Him rejoicing.
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice (Psalms 96:11-12 KJV)
We are expected to give thanks in all things as we praise Him.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (Psalms 100:3-4 KJV)
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. (Psalms 26:7 KJV)
His works truly are wondrous.
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. (Psalms 75:1 KJV)
We hear why God leads us.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. (Psalms 23:3 KJV)
Not for our sake, for we have sinned against Him. His love for us is for His sake.
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD. (Psalms 25:7 KJV)
What better reason to follow Him could there be?
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. (Psalms 31:3 KJV)
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