Powered by 4 - February 28, 2016

Pleasing with Praise

Today's reading: Psalm 69:29-36

After starting the weekend in Psalm 69, I decided to stay here one more day because there's quite a bit we can learn from David in this song of affliction. As we come to the end of the psalm, David turns to praise even though he's experiencing extreme affliction and difficulties. I was especially drawn to verses 30-31, where we're shown that God desires our hearts and the praise that flows from our heart's love of Him, more than anything else we could ever give Him.

"I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs."

What impact does praising God when you're going through difficult times have on your thinking, attitude and actions? Have you offered God heartfelt praise this weekend? Tami

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