1 I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You. 2 I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. 3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. (Psalm 138:1–3, NKJV)
Jehovah God is worthy of wholehearted praise. Whether “the gods” before whom the psalmist sings praises to Jehovah are the rulers of nations, the judges among the people, or the false idols that are nothing, he attributes devoted worship and praise to God for His lovingkindness and truth. These continue to motivate our worship today. Additionally, the psalmist relied upon God, and God kept His word. The Lord answered his prayers, emboldening him and strengthening his faith. What wonderful incentives we have to worship God with our whole heart! He is a God of kindness and of truth. He answers our petitions and assures our faith. Give Him reverent worship with your whole heart.