I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
See, it is in our worship that we rejoice! I love it when I happen upon a passage of scripture that instantly brings a song into my head. This one is from my college years. Of course it’s probably one of those lesser known ones (can’t remember the title and can’t even begin to find it on YouTube), but I remember singing the line “O Most High, I will sing praise to your name.” And as I recall, my friends had this joke about a couple of the oldest students in our Bible study group who were clearly acting like upperclassmen, referring to one of them as O Most High (can’t remember what the other one was called).
To be honest, I never interacted with either of them often enough to get a sense of their personalities. And now one of them is actually in my district and presented at last summer’s youth gathering, and seemed very genuine and down-to-earth. But I remember the last year I was in college and probably acted like I was better than the underclassmen myself. After all, I was almost done, I knew things. Ha! I didn’t have a clue.
This is a Psalm of worship, and what I read in it is that joyful praise and worship flow from our humility. By recognizing and acknowledging that God is the Most High, the one who does wonders, I can bow down before Him. I can rejoice in His wonderful goodness, His awesome omnipotence. And while I am so small in comparison, He loves me as His own child! And I am humbled all over again by it.