Each Sunday I am going to choose a Psalm and write down some brief thoughts on it.
Today I'm looking at Psalm 34
Another one of my favourites from when I was a teenager.
This Psalm falls into six parts:
Exaltation of the Lord
Testimony of Deliverance from fear & the enemy
Encouraging people to seek the Lord for themselves
Advice on how to come before God
The Reaction of God towards the Righteous & the Unrighteous
The Results of the Righteous & Unrighteous Life
To me the whole psalm is written around this verse
The Psalmist desires that everyone would worship the True God.
He starts by giving His Adoration but then comes to wanting everyone to experience what he has.
Testimony & Encouragement
He tells what God has done & encourages people to turn to God.
He gives basic advice on how to have the proper awe and reverence towards God.
How God treats us as righteous in His sight when we have truly turned to trust Him, compared with how He must treat us if we do not.
The hand of comfort, healing & protection is on us.
God will bring us through all the tribulation others will put on us.
Surely when all of this Psalm is understood and acknowledged then you and I can truly say with the Psalmist: