I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1-2 (NKJV)
David’s determination to praise the Lord is revealed in this Psalm. Four times in the verses above he proclaims, “I will.” Look at what his “I will” speaks of: praising the LORD with his whole heart; telling of God’s marvelous works; gladness and rejoicing in the LORD; and singing praises to Him. Sounds like David was going to have a Spirit anointed church service.
If you read on in this Psalm you will find that not all was hunky-dory will David. As usual he was facing some enemy and he was pleading his cause before the LORD. But in the midst of his trials, he was determined to praise and worship the LORD.
Look at some of his words: “When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence. For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sit on the throne judging in righteousness. The LORD shall endure forever; He has prepared His throne for judgment. He shall judge the world in righteousness, and He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness. The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble, and those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.”
When the Lord defeats your enemy, do you praise Him? When He provides justice for you, do you praise Him. When you find Him to be a refuge for you, do you praise Him. Remember the ten lepers that Jesus cleansed. All ten were cleansed but only one turned back to praise Him. Is that the way I am?
David faced more difficulties than most of us will ever face but he was determined to praise and worship the LORD. Don’t you think that we should do the same. Let us also praise the LORD wholeheartedly. Amen and amen.