Today’s Scripture Reading: Psalms 61 through 62; Psalm 64 through 67
When I read the Psalms I sometimes forget they were songs. Theses Psalms are equivalent to today’s top worship songs, such as Chris Tomlin’s, “How Great is Our God,” and Jennie Lee Riddle’s “Revelation Song.” Whether you’re a charismatic worshiper or someone who enjoys the consistency and beauty of a more liturgical style of worship, today’s scripture is a call to worship the one, true, living God.
Shout joyful praise to God, all the earth!
Sing about the glory of his name!
Tell the world how glorious he is! –Psalm 66: 1-2
As I read these two verses several times I noticed…
It doesn’t say shout, sing and tell—IF
- You’ve had a good week, everyone’s healthy, and you had a great hair day
- You’re a gifted shouter, singer, or teller
- You’re feeling it
- You’re at church
Jehovah God is worthy of our praise. Just like the psalmist reminded the children of Israel of God’s faithfulness in Psalm 66:6; we need to remind ourselves of God’s faithfulness to us. What I find interesting is the psalmist sang about a miracle that had happened several generations earlier. In our instant gratification society, we don’t spend enough time remembering. I guess Jesus knew how we would be so he told us to observe the Lord’s Supper to remember what He did for us on Calvary.
When the psalmist penned these words Jesus had not came to the earth, died on the cross, and rose from the dead. For those of us who have asked Jesus to come into our hearts and be our Savior and Lord we have more than enough to shout, sing and tell.
Today, let’s shout and proclaim Jesus as our Lord; sing to the top of our lungs of His greatness, and tell the world about our Savior so that they may know Him more!
©2012, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Psalm 68-70; Psalm 86, Psalm 101