Delight in the Honor of Our God

Main Text
Psalms 117:1-2

To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.
Psalms 92:2 NKJV

This text signifies in a poetic way of saying that it is good to declare God’s praise at all times. Morning and nights comprehend the whole day (Genesis 1:5). As believers we are to give our praise to God ceaselessly (Psalms 16:7-8; Psalms 34:1).  We can never lack matter for praising God, unless we are too lazy to see it, because His goodness and faithfulness are incessant. Begin your day by declaring God’s loyal love to you as the thought to govern your day. End your day by thanking Him for His faithfulness as He showed it to you by getting you through the day.

In other words, our expressions of thanks are to be offered to Him all the time – morning and night. What a great approach to each day that will be! When we wake up in the morning, about to face a day, and not knowing what that day may hold, it is good that the first thing we do is thank Him in advance for His “lovingkindness”, or His “tender-mercies” toward us. We may not know what the day holds in store for us; but we know that, whatever it holds, God is the one who holds the day for us.(Psalm 5:3). God promises to fill our day with His lovingkindness. And why? It’s because “. . . His compassions fail not. They are new every morning . . .” (Lamentations 3:23).

Is it only in the morning and at night that we give God thanks for His mercy and for His faithfulness? If our gratitude for His mercy and His faithfulness is not demonstrated between morning and evening, then most likely it is not present at all. This matter of thankfulness is extremely important in the life of a Christian (Psalms 63:3-4). If we are not living a life that is filled with gratitude to God, then we should seriously consider if we had been saved.

I praise and worship you Father God, for who You are, thank you that you are my Saviour and that justice and truth are in Your hands.

Oh Lord, give me the grace to desire praising you as much as I desire air, food, and water by making it so ingrained in my day to day practices. Amen.

Additional Reading
1 Timothy 1:14-17
Ephesians 2:4-5.