Psalm 149:4 - Humble Praise
The LORD is pleased with his people;
he saves the humble.
Psa 149:4 (NCV)
The Lord is pleased with his people,
and he gives victory to those who are humble.
Psa 149:4 (CEV)
Our praises of God should flow from a heart filled with delight and triumph
in God's attributes, and our relation to him. Much of the power of godliness
in the heart consists in making God our chief joy and solacing ourselves in
him; and our faith in Christ is described by our rejoicing in him. We then
give honour to God when we take pleasure in him. (Matthew Henry's
O Christian, that thou canst measure the love of Christ? Think of what his
love has brought thee-justification, adoption, sanctification, eternal life!
The riches of his goodness are unsearchable; thou shalt never be able to
tell them out or even conceive them. Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ!
Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in
return? Shall Jesus' marvellous lovingkindness and tender care meet with but
faint response and tardy acknowledgment? O my soul, tune thy harp to a glad
song of thanksgiving! Go to thy rest rejoicing, for thou art no desolate
wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and
defended by thy Lord. [Morning and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]