Pastor Lowe’s Midweek Devotion
April 15, 2020
Scripture Reading: Psalms 34:1… “I Will Bless The Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
The Other day, while driving to work, I was listening to a song by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir entitled “I will bless your name.” As I sung along with the song over and over, I began to meditate on the goodness of the Lord towards my family and I (as well as the healing and relief in my leg); it became a very emotional moment for me.
My heart was flooded with so much gratitude.
That moment led me to really think on what it means to “Bless” the Lord.
I did a little research and found that it can mean to “Ascribe blessing, give honour, praise, and glory to him, both as the God of nature and providence, for every temporal mercy; and that every day, and at all times in the day; since these are renewed every morning, and continue all the day long: and as the God of grace, for all spiritual blessings; and that continually, because these last always; they are irreversible, unchangeable, and without repentance; yes, saints have reason to bless God in times of adversity as well as prosperity, since it might have been worse with them than it is; they have a mixture of mercy in all, and all things work together for their good…”
Simply put, it is to Bless and Glorify God because of who He is, no matter what life may bring; because, whether good or bad, He can work it together for our good.
It is believed that David was in a cave running from King Saul when he wrote this particular Psalm.
He didn’t let his circumstance determine his Sacrifice. And neither should we.
God will never cease to be good…. He is ever and always merciful… And His Faithfulness toward us is unending! He hasn’t dealt with us as we probably deserve (Psalms 103); and He loves us, who are so undeserving, with an Everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3)!
I believe that warrants a praise that will continually flow from, not only our hearts, but also our lips!!
Peace and Blessings,