Psalm 69:30-36 Praise God’s Name
（Memorization Scripture: vv. 30-31）
30 I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
31 This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bull,
Which has horns and hooves.
32 The humble shall see this and be glad;
And you who seek God, your hearts shall live.
33 For the Lord hears the poor,
And does not despise His prisoners.
34 Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas and everything that moves in them.
35 For God will save Zion
And build the cities of Judah,
That they may dwell there and possess it.
36 Also, the descendants of His servants shall inherit it,
And those who love His name shall dwell in it.
This psalm is one of most quoted by the New Testament. This lament starts with David's pressing for God's grace and deliverance in suffering and persecution. Like in many prayer psalms, David knew by faith that his prayer had been heard by God, and thus he gave "a praising offering" to God with gratitude, saying "I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bull, Which has horns and hooves". The poet not only praised the Lord by himself, but also appealed to all the humble, those seeking for God, the poor, and the prisoners to come together to praise the Lord. Including all creations and all the earth, all shall praise the Lord, for He will keep all who love His name to dwell in Zion and Judah for generations.
Here we can see that when the poet dedicated his "praises as offerings" to God, it is delightful to God and better than any expensive offerings. We shall also see that praising the name of God will help us to go beyond all difficulties, for His name is above all names. Therefore, we shall learn to praise the name of the almighty God by faith in our hardships, so that we will experience God managing the environment for us and leading us to conquer through Him like David.
12/5 詩篇69:30-36 讚美神的名 Praise God’s Name
35 因為 神要拯救錫安，建造猶大的城邑，
本詩是新約裡被引述最多的詩篇之一，本哀歌始於大衛在苦難、逼迫中，迫切呼求 神施恩、拯救。就像許多的祈禱詩，大衛在信心裡知道他的禱告已蒙 神垂聽，便以感恩的心向 神獻上“讚美祭”，說「我要以詩歌讚美 神的名，以感謝稱祂為大。這便叫耶和華喜悅，勝似獻牛，或是獻有角有蹄的公牛。」詩人不僅自己讚美 神，更呼籲所有謙卑的人、尋求 神的人、窮乏人、被囚的人都一同起來讚美耶和華，包括一切受造之物、以及全地都要來讚美 神，因為祂必保守一切愛祂名的人，世世代代都能住在錫安和猶大的城邑。
在這裡我們看到當詩人誠摯地以“讚美為祭”獻給 神時，這是 神所喜悅的，而且勝過獻上一切昂貴的祭物；我們也看到讚美耶和華的名，可以使我們超越一切的困境，因為祂的名超乎萬名之上。所以，我們在各樣的艱難中要學習憑信讚美 神全能的名，使我們可以像大衛一樣，經歷 神為我們管理環境，並帶領我們靠主得勝。 (EY)