I was struck today by these words in Psalm 9:
I will praise You, O Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous words. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. I will rejoice in Your salvation. v. 1,2,14b
Those words, which we can appropriate for ourselves today, are the polar opposites of the “I wills” of Lucifer in Isaiah 14. He wanted to exalt himself, where the psalmist just wanted to exalt the Lord.
How many times daily are we faced with the same decisions in little ways? Let’s take our eyes off ourselves today and exalt our Lord and Savior with decision and purpose.