How many times do I find myself praising what God has done, instead of God? Almost always, if I’m being honest.
What David gives us in this Psalm is an example of true praise. We should rejoice in our blessings, recounting God’s good deeds. But yet, our praise should be on the Giver, not the gift. As I read verses 9 and 10, I realize if I am praising God for what He’s done for me, I don’t trust in His name. I trust in what I will get from Him.
If I want to have the kind of praise David had, I must go deeper. I must continue to seek after God, learning about His nature and character. I must begin to direct my praise to the Giver, not the gift.