I chose the Angel Trumpet for this ScripturePicture because it is so so beautiful and paired perfectly with the Message version of this verse. But I have to say, since we’re talking about praise this week (at least so far), I really like the way it reads in the Holman Christian Standard Bible.
My mouth is full of praise and honor to You all day long. ~ Psalm 71:8
Psalm 71 is primarily David asking for God’s help in his old age and there is so much good to read and study here. Though you wonder why we should praise God all day long? Maybe you should return to my praises of yesterday (here) for a couple of ideas. What has God done for you? Start to write it down. You may have already thanked Him for it, but you can remember what He has done by praising Him – daily. And if you’re anything like me you can easily become distracted and stop thanking and stop praising and sooner or later you’ll stop loving God as much as you do today. You’ll be like the church at Ephesus which Jesus rebukes because they lost their first love … Him. (Revelation 2:4)
Let us not forget our first love, Jesus the Christ, our Messiah. I love this verse that comes at the end of Psalm 71 (emphasis mine):
My lips with shout for joy when I sing praise to You because You have redeemed me. Therefore my tongue will proclaim your righteousness all day long. ~ Psalm 71:23-24a
… because You have redeemed me. Can there be anything better?
SHOUT PRAISE TO THE LORD!