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Psalm 34:1
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

David wrote this Psalm when he was fleeing for his life from King Saul who wanted to kill him. David had fled to the nearby land of the Philistines, specifically Gath, where the giant Goliath was from, whom David had killed. King Abimelech had heard that David was hiding in his country. When David was discovered he was brought before Abimelech to be examined, to see if he was, in fact, David.

To mask his identity David changed his behavior and began acting insane before Abimelech. Abimelech concluded that no one acting like David was could be David who had killed Goliath and who Saul was afraid of losing the kingdom to. Therefore Abimelech drove David out of his presence and David escaped with his life.

After that David wrote the thirty-fourth Psalm, beginning with, “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” David was saying, I have learned through this thing with Abimelech that I need to bless the LORD at all times and His praise needs to be continually in my mouth. The only way to accomplish that, as a human being, is to choose, accept and embrace an attitude that the LORD is always good and is always in control, no matter what is going on and no matter if I understand what is happening or not.

Once we embrace that principle as a core belief in our heart, that will be the first thing to come up out of our being when we find ourselves in situations and circumstances of life.

We are tested for two basic reasons. One reason is to find out what we have and the second reason is to find out what we do not yet have. David learned that he had embraced that principle as a core belief in his heart, through his experience with Abimelech. David could have had a bad attitude and been angry with God. It wasn’t David’s idea to be the next king of Israel. Samuel, the servant of God, had come looking for David to anoint him. For years David had to flee for his life after that.

Often times, when we are attempting to do the Will of God, we can appear insane to those around us. We suffer attacks because someone thinks their way is the only way or the best way, we are driven out and seemingly wandering around insane. However, if we have accepted, in the very center of our being, that Jesus Christ is good, just, fair and righteous, we will bless the LORD at all times and His praise shall continually be in our mouth and He shall bring us into our inheritance regardless of what others think.

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