To God Be The Glory: Spurgeon
I have been reading C.H. Spurgeon’s Devotional thoughts each morning and I am always encouraged!
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:1 NKJV
Others may do what they please and murmur and complain and be filled with dread and apprehension of the future, but I will bless the Lord at all times. I can always see something for which I ought to bless Him. I can always see some good that will come out of blessing Him.
Therefore I will bless Him at all times. “And this,” says the psalmist, “I will not only do in my heart, but I will do it with my tongue. HIs praise shall continually be in my mouth, ” that others may hear it, that others may begin to praise Him, too, for murmuring is contagious, and so, thank God, is praise; and one man may learn from another-and then begin to praise God with Him. “His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
What a blessed mouthful! If some people had God’s praises in their mouths, they would not so often find fault with their fellowmen. “If half the breath thus vainly spent” in finding fault with our fellow Christians was spent in prayer and praise,how much happier, how much richer we should be spiritually!
C.H. Spurgeon, Strengthen My Spirit – Daily Devotional Insights