I sought the LORD, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
by: Paula Davis.
David mentioned seeking peace only after he sang the praises of the Lord, magnified the Lord and declared the Lord to be good. He reminded his readers to “keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good” (v.13-14a). It is wonderful, and somewhat daunting, to see how these things all fit together! If we are singing the praises of the Lord, we will not have time to speak evil. When we focus on His goodness, we will have less desire to do what is wrong. In addition it is easier to seek peace. Let us follow David’s example and spend each day singing the Lord’s praises!'