“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1 NKJV)
This is one of my favorite verses in the Psalms. It was written by David, king of Israel, as an expression of his praise to God for all the many dangers and trials God brought him through. When David thought about the favor of God on and in his life, he declared that he would bless the Lord “at all times.”
We are living in very dangerous, ambiguous times. With Covid-19 causing much sickness, death and sorry, national and international unrest, financial uncertainty and social disconnection, it may seem difficult to find a reason to “bless the Lord.” Yet, we must remember, our praise is not contingent on what’s going on in our lives only. Our praise is based on who God is. True praisers don’t just praise and give thanks in the good times. True praisers bless the Lord “at all times.”
1. Can you honestly say you can and will “bless the Lord at all times?”
2. Is your praise contingent upon how you feel, what you have or what’s going on in your life?
3. Do you love God enough to thank, praise and bless him “at all times?”
ARE YOU A TRUE PRAISER?