November 19, 2018 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

12 The renewed commitment also finds expression in acts and words of praise to the Lord. The psalmist’s wholehearted praise (cf. 9:1; 18:49) consists in a verbal expression of gratitude and acts of obeisance and gratitude to the Lord, as expressed by the phrase “I will glorify” (cf. “they will bring glory,” v. 9; see Reflections, p. 505, The Praise of Yahweh).[1]


12. I will praise thee, O Lord my God! David engages, when he shall have experienced God to be in all respects a beneficent Father, to yield to him the tribute of gratitude. He expressed in the preceding verse a desire to have his heart united to God, that he might fear him; and now he affirms it to be his resolution to publish or celebrate his praises, not only with the mouth or tongue, but also with sincere affection of heart; yea, even to continue with stedfast perseverance in that exercise.[2]


[1] VanGemeren, W. A. (2008). Psalms. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Psalms (Revised Edition) (Vol. 5, p. 651). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Calvin, J., & Anderson, J. (2010). Commentary on the Book of Psalms (Vol. 3, p. 389). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

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