It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
At first glance, this is a simple Psalm of praise, but a little closer look reveals an interesting approach to the day. Notice that it says “proclaiming your love in the morning.” Have you ever tried that? To begin the day proclaiming God’s love has a way of adjusting a person’s attitude to a place where we are more likely to notice the things that are really important, as opposed to the things that are simply there. It has a way of helping us to prioritize the right way, so that when the day’s trials come we are better grounded in His love and not simply being tossed to and fro.
Notice also that the Psalm goes on to say “…and your faithfulness at night.” Faithfulness, as we have seen in our posts on Biblical covenant is a covenant term that means covenant keeping. To be reminded at the end of each day that God keeps His promises is a wonderful tonic for our souls. Whatever the day has brought our way, even if things haven’t gone our way, we need to keep in mind that God is reliable, trustworthy and true. This is a recipe for a good sound night’s sleep; praising God for his faithfulness.
It is always exciting to see how much the Bible has to say that is practical and helpful in our daily lives, and every time we are reminded of these things, it seems that we walk a little more closely with our Lord the whole day through.