Giving God the Praise

Psalm 108:1-6 (KJV)
“O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. (2) Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. (3) I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. (4) For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. (5) Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; (6) That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.”


The first thing I notice about this psalm is David immediately mentions the condition of his heart. It is fixed. His heart is not unsteady. It is not moving from one desire to another. His heart gives praise to the God of the Universe. He will sing and give glory to the Father. He uses the word “praise” twice, and the word “praises” once. He then speaks of instruments of praise. He will awake early to give God the praise. All the nations shall hear David praising God and glorifying His Name.


Can we say the same? Is our heart fixed on God alone? Do we praise Him when we rise in the morning? Do we seek to praise Him on our jobs—even if it is a silent praise? Do we speak of His mercy that has been extended to us? Do we tell of His loving kindness toward us? We must be willing to share our faith and praise with the world. We must be willing to give Him praise no matter where we are. All the praise, honor and glory belongs to Him. He is our God, and we should let the world know this.



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