His Praise (Psalm 34-35)

Psalm 34 speaks of David’s dedication to praise the Lord because of His faithfulness and delivering power.  Some highlights:

Psalm 34:1 (NKJV)

1 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 34:3 (NKJV)
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

Psalm 34:7 (NKJV)
7 The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.

Psalm 34:15 (NKJV)

15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 34:18 (NKJV)
18 The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

David then moves into the 35th psalm with a prayer to God to avenge him and protect him during battle.  He asks God to destroy those who fight against him.  With this blessing, David will rejoice and be joyful in the Lord.  David then recounts how many of his enemies mock him, question him, and doubt him.  David asks the Lord how long this must go on, and how long He will be silent.  David then asks the Lord to silence the enemies, and to bless those who cheer his success.  He finishes the psalm with this statement:

Psalm 35:28 (NKJV)
28 And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness
And of Your praise all the day long.

David lifts up the Lord in all of His psalms, but in these two, He does so by recounting all of God’s blessings and thanking Him for all of his future blessings.  Praise is fitting for what God has done, what He is doing, and what He will do.  Praise Him in all things and at all times, for He was, He is, and He will be worthy!

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