Reading: Psalm 96
“Sing to the Lord” is how our Psalm opens. Sing? Why sing? Because there is joy in song! Today, people need to hear joy, so sing. Sing of God’s glory and proclaim His salvation to all you meet. Lift another up with the good news of God’s saving grace.
“Great is the Lord” and worthy of our praise heralds the psalmist. God is the creator of the splendor and Majesty of the earth and all that lives on the earth. God’s strength and glory surround us and call forth our praise. Take stock and sing God your praise for the ways you experience God’s strength and glory.
Our response to the gift of salvation and the power of God? We are to bring an offering of praise and to “worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness”. Our omnipotent and omnipresent God has time for each of us and is interested in a personal relationship with each of us. Our God is so powerful and amazing that it is hard to get a grasp on God, yet this same God is personally invested in each of us. Sing praises to his holy name!
The Psalm concludes with the grand finale. We know it is coming – whether for us personally or for the earth as a whole. One day life here will cease. The psalmist concludes, “He will judge the world in righteousness and the people in truth”. There will be no wiggle room. Truth is truth.
Jesus our Lord and Savior said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”. Jesus, our Emmanuel, is the truth. Jesus, our Redeemer, is the way. Walk in the truth, follow Jesus’ way. Sing a song to the Lord, all the earth! Sing of Christ’s wondrous love! Sing, sing His praises today!