I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
The mouth of praise, humbling himself in his circumstances. At this point in his life David is fleeing from King Saul who is in hot pursuit to kill him and yet he takes the time to compose this Psalm.
The words are so beautiful, pouring out from his heart or were they pouring out from his circumstances? Before this, in his flight from King Saul, David unbelievably went to the Philistine King of Gath for help, which wasn’t the best of ideas. Gath was the very city that Goliath was from and Goliath was the giant that David killed. Goliath was the king of Gath’s prize warrior. Trying to escape David pretended to be insane, the king said: “I don’t need anymore madmen” and sent David on his way.
Severe stress can cause you to do the unthinkable, it’s almost like the devil will parade you before your enemies to display his victory, or what he thinks will be a victory.
David had a great ability to leave his past behind him, instead of blaming God for his circumstances he praises God. Through his prophetic praise he writes this verse, that has touched countless lives.
Yesterday I listened to a song that started with these words: “I will bless the Lord.” I thought about this for a moment, and a question came to my mind, ‘How can I bless the Lord?’ I mean really how can I bless the Lord, I’m just a person? As I thought about this, I asked the Lord, “How can I bless you?”
His response was immediate, “YOUR WAYS”
Selah, (Think about that)
He is: El Roi
The God Who Sees Me