I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to you. I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul. Psalm 138 NKJV
David praised God for the truth of His word and His goodness to the faithful.
David was fully committed to the Lord. He held nothing back. David praised God with his whole heart because his heart belonged to the Lord.
The nations surrounding Israel worshiped many gods and idols. They filled their temples with statues of wood and stone. David payed no attention to them. Though he prayed toward the temple in Jerusalem he knew the Spirit of God hovers over all of creation.
David praised God for His loving-kindness. He acknowledged the One True God as the source of truth. David cried out to the Lord all his life. The answers He received filled his heart with boldness and his soul with the strength to serve Almighty God!
Commit yourself fully to Jesus. Do not hold anything back. Don’t wait for a sign God is calling you. Don’t wait until you feel worthy. Praise God with your whole heart because you belong to the Lord.
God is not calling you because you are wise and strong. Jesus is calling you to serve Him because He is worthy. Jesus will give you the strength and wisdom to answer His call.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Vs 7-8
Trouble followed David everywhere he went. David did not have to stretch out his hand against his enemies. David trusted their fate to the Lord. God loved David. The Lord intervened on David’s behalf. God’s mercy endures forever!
Sometimes we feel like we are on top of the world. Other times it feels like we are traveling through a tunnel of darkness with no end in sight. God loves us. His mercy endures forever!
Do not stretch out your hand against people who oppose you. Trust their fate to Jesus. God intervenes on behalf of people who love Him today!
Praise God for His loving-kindness. Praise Him for the truth of His word. Cry out to Jesus when you are weak weary and fearful. He will answer with the strength to make you bold and the wisdom to strengthen your soul!
We are not called to serve Jesus in our strength and wisdom. We serve Jesus because He is our source of strength and wisdom!
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