Psalm 34 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 34:1

We have been saved by grace through faith, not of works. Our salvation is a free gift of God to all who believe. We have been declared righteous by the Lord and showered with every spiritual blessing, simply because we have trusted in the shed blood of Christ for the remission of sins and life everlasting.

Is it any wonder that David was so willing to cry out with his whole heart, "I will bless the Lord at read more...

Psalm 34:2

As fallen sinners who are part of the sinful race of humanity, we have nothing to boast about. We were born dead in our sins and are estranged from the God Who created us. We fall so far short of the glory of God, that prideful boasting and a self-inflated ego should never become part of the imagination of our hearts.

But there is one area in which each one of us can glory - and that is in the redeeming blood of Christ our read more...

Psalm 34:3

Worship and praise should be on our lips from morning to night, for the Lord our God is with us in every season and situation of life. Reverential praise and grateful thanks should be the watchword of every Christian... both individually and corporately. No wonder the Psalmist excites those around him to, "come, and magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His wonderful name together."

There is no partiality

Psalm 34:4

It is the Holy Spirit of God that imparts life into the dead spirit of man - and it is that same Spirit of life that broods over the child of God and breathes hope into the heart and life of those that trust His name.

David was a man who experienced this closeness to the Lord. He was a man who blessed the Lord at all times and songs of praise were continually on his lips.

David acknowledged

Psalm 34:7

The eyes of the Lord are forever on those that hope in His unfailing love, and God dispatches ministering angels to protect His children who trust in His name. God's holy angels are ministering servants sent forth to render service to those who shall be heirs of salvation. They are a flame of fire that act as a defence against the invisible forces of evil and stand guard against malevolent spirits that seek to do them harm.


Psalm 34:8

Over and again we discover wonderful ways that the Lord delivers His servants from their afflictions and saves them from the hands of their enemies. It was for this reason that the psalmist's great song of joy and rejoicing rang out with the words, "O taste and see that the Lord is good. How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."

This call for men to trust in the Lord, to taste of His faithfulness, and to read more...

Psalm 34:11

This Psalm is a beautiful testimony of salvation - by grace through faith in the Lord. It begins with an explosion of praise and thanksgiving where David proclaims God's goodness and grace... and calls on each one of us to extol His holy name and trust in His everlasting mercy.

David was a man after God's own heart who desired to pass on the truth of the glorious goodness of God to the next generation... and he calls on us to read more...

Psalm 34:18

Our God and heavenly Father deserves our ongoing and eternal love and praise, because He has shown Himself to be a God Who cares for His people. He is the God Who delivers us out of all our difficulties. He hears those that call on His name. He delivers His people from all their fears and He comforts those that are encompassed with sadness and disappointments.

God is no respecter of persons, for He hears the cries of the poor man, read more...