1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Yes, let us come. Every one of us who call Jesus Lord, let us come. Let us sing and make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. He is our King! He is worthy of our praise. Notice He does not say because He has healed us, or because He has defeated our enemy, or because He has blesses us financial. No, it is just come, let us sing and make a joyful noise. This is the best kind of noise you can make when your down and out, when things are not going your way. That is the time to praise Him. That is the time to lift Him up!
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. As we discussed yesterday, we should thank God for the difficult times in life as well as the good. There is never a time that we should not be giving Him thanks. He has done so much for you, all because of His great mercy and grace, that we should have Thank you Lord rolling off our lips every chance we get. And it should come from a heart of joy. When we go through difficult situations, and allow God to take us through by His strength, we should have joy in our hearts, knowing He is teaching us, helping us, strengthening us. He is a great God, and is worthy of my praise.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Remember this song “He’s got the whole world in His hand” It truly is They say the deep places of the earth are deeper than the mountains are high. And God holds them in His hands. He knows what is down there. He knows the depths of the earth, and He knows he depth of your heart. We should worship Him, bow down be fore Him, and kneel before God. Sometimes I think we get to casual with God I think we forget just how awesome He is, how powerful, how holy, how almighty, and how gracious. We take Him for granted, that He will always see us through. He has no obligation to do that, except His own promises in the word. So when we come to Him, we should be in an aspect of true worship, bowing down, on our knees before our maker. That is the attitude we should have when worshiping God.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
The psalmist urges the people not to harden their hearts to God. After all, we are His sheep, and He will provide all that we need. He did that for the Israelites in the wilderness, yet they continually complained. To be honest, I think I would have to! I mean, 40 years trekking through sand, eating only manna and quails e very day, for 40 years I’m not sure what you can done with manna, or how many ways you can prepare quail, but that would get a little monotonous. Yup, I would have been right there complaining with them.
But look at what the psalmist says for God. He says they are a people that err in their ways because they don’t know God’s ways. Do you know God’s ways? Do you know what He wants you to do? Do you know what is required? I do not want to be one errs in my way, and have God says I don’t know His ways. My desire is to walk completely in His way so I can bring Honor to Him. Because he told those Israelites that err in their way they would not enter into the rest that he has for then. I don’t want to miss that! Let’s all make sure we are walking in His way, not ours.