Psalm Saturday, 9a

I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.  When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.  For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.  Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetualend: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.  But the LORD shall endure forever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.  And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.  The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 9:1-10

In reading the first verse of this passage, the thing that stood out the most to me was the question it raised. The Psalmist says that he is going to praise the Lord with his whole heart and that he is going to show forth his wonderful works.  The question I have is this – am I doing either of those things?  Do I praise Him with my whole heart?  Or do I just praise Him a little?  Also, am I really showing others just how good He is, or am I walking around seeming miserable, and complaining about everything?  Do others see Him and hear Him in me?  That is a good question for all of us!

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