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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

2019

March

Friday, March 1st, 2019
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In this Psalm, David sings about praising God with his “whole heart,” and that might make you stop and think for a moment”“ how is it significant to think of our heart as being wholly involved in the worship of our God?

It's something we should think about: whether or not we're praising God as much as we can, in as many ways as we can.

Since I'm a musician, I tend to think of music as the primary way to worship, but that is just plain wrong. In this Psalm, David describes an important, and often neglected way to praise Him: to tell of all His marvellous works. As one article put it, “simply remembering and telling the great things God has done is a wonderful way to praise Him!”

David doesn't stop there! After recalling how God had saved his people, and destroyed their enemies, he goes on to recount aspects of God's personality. He celebrates that God is a stronghold for the oppressed, and a fortress in times of trouble. He thanks God that He has not forsaken those who seek Him. He affirms that God hears the cry of the afflicted, and lifts us all up from the gates of death!

This whole Psalm could read like instructions for how to praise the Lord. Let's join where we're all sitting right now, and soak in the truth of this Psalm: let's worship Him!