12/6 Psalm 34:1-7 Praise God’s Name
A Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
（Memorization Scripture: vv. 1-3）
1 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
Today’s psalm is written by David when he feigned madness before Abimelech and was driven away. David fled from Saul and went to Gath but there was someone who recognized David as the warrior who once defeated them so David was very much afraid of Abimelech and had to pretend he was insane in order to escape.
After all these troubles and humiliations, David learned that God would camp around him and rescue him, even if his circumstances were dangerous. God heard the calling of poor men, and saved them out of all their fears and troubles! Rather than being afraid of others, the Lord is the one whom we should really fear.
Therefore, David can say, “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” David too invites us today to come up to God humbly with him, to glorify the Lord, and exalt His name together!
12/6 詩篇34:1-7 讚美 神的名