“Magnify The Lord!”

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

–          Psalm 34:1-3

We may easily identify with these words of the psalmist during a spirited Sunday worship service, but could “all times” and “continually” include those times when our married lives are not quite blissful?  Sometimes you and your spouse may have conflicting expectations.  Sometimes issues with family members, co-workers, and even fellow-believers, can seem incompatible with the idea of having praise on our lips.  Yet notice: The Lord is the object and focus of praise!  He is The One about whom we can boast and experience gladness because we have the assurance of His timeless, unfailing love and His ever-present grace.

An assignment for husbands: if you and your wife are not already sharing time in God’s Word, daily, we encourage you to read Psalm 34 with her (in its entirety) today.  Then take a moment to appreciate the fact that you can exalt His name together!