In a previous post, I blogged about how as friends, we are told to love “at all times” (Proverbs 17:17). I happened to notice recently that that there are some other things the Bible instructs us to do all the time.
“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be glad.” Psalm 34:1-2
Hmm…I guess if I am constantly blessing God, I’ll remember that all of my gifts come from Him (I won’t be arrogant) and others will be comforted by the way I handle my problems and troubles. Sounds pretty good.
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8
It’s nice to know there is Someone who will always listen, Someone I can count on, if I just remember to trust and turn to Him whenever I need solace. This should keep me from worrying so much. Another good idea.
“Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times.” Psalm 106:3
The word “blessed” means extraordinarily happy. Doing what’s right, not only benefits those around me, I’ll be happier myself. I won’t get tangled up in deceit or be consumed with regret and guilt.
All of these verses from Psalms are summed up in the following New Testament passage:
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
In other words, spend your time with God. Pray to Him, praise Him, lean on Him, listen to Him. He loves you and is waiting to be your friend, AT ALL TIMES.