“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth , and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker, Psalm 95: 1-6
David entreats us to worship God, why? First, he says that God is our rock and salvation. He is the one who is steady in a changing world (God is immutable). Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He give us salvation through Jesus. Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under haven given to men by which we must be saved.” Next, David calls us to come to Him with thanksgiving, music and song. Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Thankfulness is an important part of worship. Music and song are expressions that David loved. Scripture is filled with songs written extoling God’s glorious nature and being. They are an outpouring from our souls. Lastly, David tells us that God is great, above all, creator of all and worthy of our worship. Do you see God as your rock and Savior? Do you thank Him daily? Do you recognize His worthiness and your need to worship Him? Worship gives us a place and time to think about God’s character and focuses us on His eternal truths and promises. Will you worship Him today, right where you are?
Worshipping Him in thanksgiving with great Hope,
My Prayer: Thank you God for returning me home, resting and restoring my soul and spirit after the death of my son. Thank you for the beauty of your creation and the help you gave me in faithfully posting each day in spite of all the problems I encountered. You are indeed a faithful loving God who takes care of me. Amen.