by John Michalak
I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to him, and were radiant. Their faces shall never be covered with shame. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The LORD’s angel encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Are you proud of God?
Sounds like a funny question, doesn’t it? People often say that they’re proud of their children, others have pride in their country or their heritage. But, can you really be proud of God?
The Bible sometimes warns us about pride—pride comes before a fall, it inflates our egos; pride can lead to false worship, and so on.
But in reading Psalm 34, doesn’t it sound like David is proud of God? And not just proud, but bursting with pride? David speaks of shining with a similar radiance parents have when they’re bursting with pride over their kids.
To be proud of others can be ok at times as long as it doesn’t lead to misplaced worship. But in our praise of God, it naturally follows that we should be proud of Him—of His accomplishments, and just for being who He is.
So, the next time you go to God in worship, don’t be afraid to burst with the radiance of pride.
Prayer: Lord, help me to burst with pride for you like David, to glow with the radiance of adoration.