Continual Praise

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I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1 NKJV

Danger! It’s a word most people don’t like and would do everything in their power, to stay out of any satiation, that would put them at risk. Children are taught that they should not speak to strangers; they hear this constantly at home and at school. It’s not that adults want children to live in fear but it has become necessary, to keep our most vulnerable citizens safe. But what do you do, when, after doing your best to find a safe environment, you are in danger?

David found himself in a situation just like this. The story of the battle between Goliath and David was well known. Goliath was hired by the Philistines to attack Israel; he was a huge man and his presence invoked fear in Israel. Fear reigned from the palace to the battlefield. One day when David came to the battlefield, he saw Goliath parading in all of his splendor, and cursing God. David knew the power of his God and he decided to fight Goliath in a fight where the victor automatically conquered the opposing army. David defeated Goliath and his success was known far and wide.

King Saul was revealed when David defeated Goliath but became jealous when the women began to sing a song saying that Saul killed his thousands and David his ten thousands. Soon, Saul sought to end David’s life and David spent many years running from the king. As a result, David was forced to make alliances with many, including the enemies of King Saul. One day, he found himself taking refuge in the Philistine City of Gath. When the servants of the king saw David, they were disturbed. They asked the king, in 1 Samuel 21:11, “Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing of him to one another in dances, saying: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands’?” David overheard those words and recognized that he was in great danger.

What can he do? He was in the enemy’s territory; he had to think fast. So he changed his behavior before them, pretended madness in their hands, scratched on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva fall down on his beard.” 1 Samuel 21:13. Wow! They thought that he was definitely crazy and so David was able to escape with his life. He raised his voice and said, “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”  When God does the impossible, we too should continually praise Him.

Thought for Today: Friend, never stop praising God.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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