“I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1 (KJV)
This Psalm is titled to be written during or of a time when David feigned insanity before a Philistine king – Achish (1 Samuel 21:10-15). It is really a time of David’s weakest moment, because he feared this king; however the LORD delivered Him.
It is for that reason that David realizes he needs to “Bless the LORD” rather than deny Him.
How about you and me? Do we bless the LORD with our lives or are we feigning ignorance, insanity, or just plain apathetic about Him? That is certainly not blessing Him.
David determined, “I will bless the LORD at all times…” Let us make that our determination today, and throughout the New Year. To bless is to adore with the actions of our lives. We bless God when we stand for His word and works. We bless God when we love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We bless the LORD when we love Him with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength. We bless the LORD when we hear His word and do it.
When we bless the LORD “Praise” will come from our mouth. We will praise Him for being GOD. If He blesses us will make no difference. We will praise Him because of who He is.
It all begins, because He first loved us, and showed that love by sending His Son Jesus the Christ who died for our sins, was buried and rose again from the grave.