Read: Psalm 96:1-13
1 Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing to the LORD, praise his name; Psalm 96:1-2
I LOVE these verses of Psalm 96. They just make me happy! This is the way we should start everyday – singing to the Lord, praising His name! Personally, I can’t sing at all – totally tone deaf. Does that keep me from singing to the Lord? No way!! I sing my heart out every chance I get. Here’s one of my favorites: it’s called “Sing a Song” by Third Day. Play it loud and sing along! Sing a Song
When we are called to sing a “new song” in verse one, the Psalmist (most likely David) isn’t asking us to write a song or sing a song that is new to us. He is simply reminding us to sing a song that celebrates the mercies of God which are new every morning.
Verse 1b refers to “all the earth”. We know that some day all creation will proclaim the glory of our God.
In verse 2a we are called to sing for a third time. This time “praising His name”- praising and thanking Him for all that He is.
Verse 2a is followed by three instructions in verses 2b-3. It says, “proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” That’s a simple instruction! Tell everyone how awesome He is!
In reading through verses 1-13 of Psalm 96 David is very clear on three things – The 3 W’s. Our Lord is the only great and glorious God. Because of this, we should:
1) worship Him
2) witness of Him
3) wait expectantly for His coming
Let’s get excited about this! Sing a song today! Tell the world of the amazing things that God has done for you and through you! Go ahead, play it again – Sing a Song 🙂
Lord thank You for the opportunity to worship You. Thank You that we live in a country that we can do this freely. Thank You for all that You have done in my life. Help me to shine your light and to tell everyone I know (and don’t know) of Your love. And finally, I do wait expectantly for Your return, longing for the opportunity to bow at Your feet and praise You for ever and ever. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.