Scripture:   Psalm 34:1  I will extol the LORD at all times, his praise will always be on my lips.

2  I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3  Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
4  I sought the LORD and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. 

Observation:  David did not praise God depending on the circumstances, but because he was convinced that God was worthy of praise.  God is not worthy only when things are going good, but God is ALWAYS worthy of praise.  It is good to note that David was not a priest, but a shepherd boy who became a king.  He had a lot of things about which he could talk.  He chose that praise would always be a part of his conversation. 

Application:  Praising God should not depend on how I feel but on God’s worthiness.  People should know by the words I speak that I am convinced God is worthy of praise.  If I am a pastor or a bus driver, it makes no difference; God is ALWAYS worthy of my praise.  God’s name is safe in my mouth. 

Prayer:   Lord, I do not need good circumstances to convince me that You are worthy of my praise.  You are ALWAYS worthy!   Amen 

Pastor Leon
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