I Will Declare Your Praise!

Psalm 51:13–19 (ESV)
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem;
19 then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.

The first twelve verses of Psalm 51 show records David’s words of repentance and plea for forgiveness from God. In the rest of the psalm, we read what David intends to do after receiving such grace. David is going to tell the world of the wonderful thing that God has done for him. He is going to sing aloud God’s praises for his grace and mercy. He is going to testify to the salvation he has received from the Lord!

Every believer should be a person of praise. We have all received grace and mercy. We have all been forgiven and pardoned and given life when we deserved death. What is the right response? We sing the praises of our great God! Let us tell the world of the amazing things God has done for us.


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