“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together,” Psalm 34:3.
I love Sundays. One of my favorite things about Sundays is the singing. There is something reenergizing about joining together with the people of our church and praising God. When a group of people who really love the Lord lift up their voices in song together it is a beautiful sound. It is the sound of children, adults, men, women . . . everyone with one purpose glorifying God. It is not just the music I love. I love the praise. The actual purpose of the singing is what gets me going. To share in the worship of God with people of like faith is something we should never take for granted.
Today’s passage is an invitation for all people to join together in praise. King David invites us to “magnify the Lord” along with him. To magnify the Lord is to tell of His greatness. It is the act of giving glory to the One who deserves glory. To magnify God is to bring Him into full focus and make Him the center of attention.
In this psalm, David asked us to join in with him in magnifying the Lord. He said, “Magnify the Lord with me.” We can clearly see David’s desire to bring glory to God when reading this passage, but do we accept his invitation to join in on the worship? Even though David penned this psalm many years ago, can we actually join in with him in the praise he is giving to God with this song? Absolutely, we can. Even though David is not around on this earth anymore, the God for whom this psalm was written is alive and well.
Read Psalm 34:1-10 again, but this time read it for more than just information. Read it as praise to God. Accept David’s invitation. Join in on the magnifying of God by speaking this song directly to the Lord.
Will you join David in magnifying the Lord?