This psalm begins with a call to praise the Lord. It goes on to describe what a life of praise looks like. Praise isn’t limited to talking or singing about how great God is. It isn’t limited to offering prayers of gratitude. According to this psalm, praise can also look like being gracious and merciful. It can look like dealing generously, justly, and with honesty. It can look like being a non-anxious presence in a stressful situation. Praise can look like sharing what you have with those who lack.
In what ways do your daily activities reflect a life of praise? How does one prevent a life of righteousness from becoming self-righteousness?
Today, commit yourself to praising God in word, song, and action.