| I will extol the LORD at all times; |
his praise will always be on my lips.
My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
|I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.|
|I will bless the LORD at all times; |
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul will make its boast in the LORD;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
|Psalm 34:1-2 |
Salvation from sin is a gift of such tremendous value that it should draw unceasing thanks from our hearts to the Giver. If we were to bless the Lord at all times, it could hardly be too much. If His praise were to be continually on our lips, we couldn't begin to exhaust the subject. No human tongue will ever be able to thank God adequately throughout all eternity.
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Ps 34:1). : Thomas Nelson.
The historical background of this acrostic psalm is related in 1 Samuel 21:10-15. It bears all the marks of the testimony of one who narrowly escaped death, just as the passage in Samuel describes. As such, it contains the praise and testimony of the one who was redeemed (vv. 1-10) and the seasoned instruction that can stem from such deliverance (vv. 11-22).