Psalm 34 The Ethics of Gratitude

Psalm 34 – The Ethics of Gratitude  The beauty of Psalm 34 is not diminished by its narrative link to David’s ingenious performance as a madman to escape the clutches of the Philistines. Augustine drew a straight line from David’s Oscar winning portrayal of insanity to the humiliation of Christ on the cross. David’s clawing on the doors of the gate and foaming at the mouth made Augustine think of the awful humiliation suffered by the Son of God who died in his passion (not in a performance) that we might escape the judgment we deserve for our sins.