“Praise, Boast, and Exalt”
I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak His praises. I will boast only in the Lord: let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:1-3
This Psalm was penned by King David, and it was at a critical time in David’s life. It was a time when David had a disastrous encounter with the Philistines. He RESPECTED and TRUSTED in God’s goodness to DELIVER him from his troubles. And that is what God did for His king, David.
So David speaks from his HEART, saying, “I will PRAISE the Lord at ALL times. I will CONSTANTLY speak of His PRAISES.” David KNEW first-hand about God’s goodness. And could OPENLY and UNASHAMEDLY proclaim PRAISES and ADORATION to the LORD GOD, ALMIGHTY. David KNEW that ANY VICTORY he had WON was due to GOD’S GOODNESS, and therefore David would BOAST about GOD’S VICTORY and NOT his own. It was ALL because of God’s GREATNESS and POWER that David was DELIVERED from his enemies. And David could ENCOURAGE others to join him in EXALTING the NAME of the LORD. This is TRUE, PURE WORSHIP!
We should take a lesson from this Psalm and the one who penned it. Only the LORD GOD, ALMIGHTY, is WORTHY of PRAISE, BOASTING, and EXALTATION. Mankind in themselves are NOTHING, and apart from God we are NOT WORTHY of SUCH ACCLAMATIONS. However, when we see ourselves as WHO we are in God, we see we are His RIGHTEOUS ONES, because of what He has done, through the REDEMPTIVE WORK of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and NOT by ANYTHING we have done.
Our SALVATION, alone warrants our PRAISE to the One who GAVE His ALL in order for MANKIND to be ABLE to have a RELATIONSHIP with God. As God’s Children, we should CONSTANTLY PRAISE, BOAST an EXALT the Lord God Almighty, and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, for their GREATNESS, and EXALT the PRECIOUS NAME of our LORD. And we SHOULD do this DAILY. For THEY are WORTHY.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you have NO PRAISE, BOASTING, or EXALTATION, to offer, because you have NOT experienced GOD’S GREATNESS that is EXEMPLIFIED through His AMAZING GRACE and ABUNDANT MERCY. You do NOT have a RELATIONSHIP with Him, and you are DESTINED for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY OF ESCAPE. You can change your DESTINY, if you are WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that, JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and experience GOD’S GREATNESS, and start PRAISING, BOASTING, and EXALTING DAILY, the ONE who is WORTHY. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!