Psalm 34 1 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”
Consider focusing daily on always giving the Lord praise. Praise was one reason why God favored David, and praise increases God’s love in us.
5 “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”
Sinful pleasure = darkness and depression. Being radiant is better.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.”
Sinful pleasure starts to and eventually drains everything from us. Lacking nothing is better.
14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Finally, we end with what to do. We should make it a habit to turn from drinking/drugs. But if we skip the next command: “To do good,” it will be twice as hard to turn from evil. Consider praying:
“Father, show me how to “do good.” Teach me Your ways.”
To do good: #1 Be willing to do good. #2 Be prepared through Bible study and prayer to do good. #3 Make it a habit to be available today (and every day) to do good. #4 Pray to be filled with love so that you can do good effectively. #5 Study these 5 traits that Psalm 34 says to have. They will prepare you to do good and to have a great life.
It is hard to do bad when you are doing good.