8/30/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 137-139, Ephesians 5, Proverbs 30
Psalm 138:1-3 (NKJV)
A Psalm of David. I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You. 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. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.
138:1-3. David vowed to praise the Lord wholeheartedly before the “gods,” and to worship Him in the temple for His loyal love… faithfulness (cf. 108:4; 115:1; 117:2), name, and Word. “Gods” could refer to the pagan gods, in which case David was praising the true God in spite of their supposed presence. Or “gods” may refer to human leaders (as judges or kings), though pagan gods seems preferable here.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
Ephesians 5:1-2 (NKJV)
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma